Capt. David Lane, a commanding officer at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, has been assigned to serve as medical officer for the U.S. Marine Corps and health services director at the service headquarters in Arlington, Va.
His new assignment was posted Thursday on the Defense Department website.
Lane began his military service as a hospital corpsman and went on to serve as a Naval flight officer specializing in electronic warfare, before he turned his specialization to medicine.
He graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1991 with a Doctor of Medicine degree and entered the residency program at the Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington.
Over the years, he has been assigned to the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota in Spain and Tripler Army Medical Center.
He has served as a surgeon with Marine forces in Japan and as a medical detachment commander for disaster relief missions across Asia.
Lane is a recipient Henry Christian Award while a fellow in Yale University School of Medicine’s Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, the 2004 Marine Corps Association Award while taking the Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies program at the U.S. Naval War College, and various other military honors.