NEW!! AS OF 01 MAR 2022, UPDATE: MASK GUIDANCE FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FACILITIES.  In accordance with CDC guidance, the Department of Defense (DOD) requires all Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear SURGICAL MASKS in all indoor Medical Treatment Facilities. If you do not have a SURGICAL mask, one will be provided to you.

WALK-IN TESTING: For our symptomatic beneficiaries enrolled to NHC Annapolis who need COVID-19 testing, please come to the Naval Health Clinic Annapolis between the hours of 0800-1130 and 1300- 1400 Monday thru Friday (NOTE: clinic is closed on Federal Holidays). For more information on where you can get testing, click
For all Active Duty and Beneficiaries: We are now offering the Annual Flu vaccine along with the new Bivalent vaccine for COVID19 is also available. See the Preventive Medicine and Immunization Tab under health services for more details. 
***On Wednesday January 25, 2023. The laboratory at the North Severn Clinic will not be open for business until 1300 due to required training. We apologize for this inconvenience. If you require laboratory services during this time, you can utilize the Tricare Online website to locate an alternative facility or call 410-293-2273 option #2 for any other questions. Thank you for your continued patience and support!***

About Us

Command Leadership

Rachel M. Lewis
Captain Nurse Corps, United States Navy Commanding Officer

Captain Lewis is a native of North Carolina. In 1996, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Later that year she was selected for a direct commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.
Upon completion of Officer Indoctrination School in 1996, Captain Lewis reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida, for her first tour as a staff nurse in the Newborn Nursery. Her next assignment took her to Virginia in 1999 where she assumed the role of Charge Nurse for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s Labor and Delivery Department, directing all nightshift patient care activity for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) busiest labor and delivery unit.  In 2002, she reported to Naval Hospital Cherry Point, North Carolina, where she served as Head, Emergency Medical Services and Command Emergency Manager. Her next tour, and first overseas duty, took her to U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy, in 2005. While there, she served as Clinic Manager of the Family Medicine and Pediatrics Clinics, Regional Coordinator for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Director for Nursing Continuing Education. Her follow-on assignment brought her back to Naval Hospital Pensacola where she became Head, Women and Children’s Department in 2008. During her tenure, she led the outstanding patient care team responsible for twice earning the Military Health System and DOD Patient Safety Award, the first for Naval Hospital Pensacola. In 2011, Captain Lewis was given the unique opportunity to serve as an embedded mentor to the Chief Nurse of the Afghan National Army’s Western Region in Herat, Afghanistan. As the last assigned mentor in this role, she completed the longstanding mission resulting in the successful transition of sustainable nursing services to the Afghan National Security Forces. Upon completion of a thirteen-month deployment, she returned to Naval Hospital Pensacola where she served the rest of her tour as Associate Director for Nursing Services. In 2013, she reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, and was competitively selected for assignment as Director of Healthcare Business and subsequently had the honor to serve five months as Executive Officer. From 2016 to 2019, she served as Officer in Charge of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton’s largest and most geographically remote site, Naval Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme, California. In 2019, Captain Lewis reported to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Pensacola as Executive Officer and concurrently served as Commanding Officer of Expeditionary Medical Facility Lima.  Captain Lewis assumed command of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Annapolis, Maryland in August 2021.        
Captain Lewis holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration and is a lifetime member of the Federal Healthcare Executives Institute Alumni Association.  Her personal awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service and unit awards.
Leslie C. Hair
Captain, Medical Service Corps

Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Captain Hair graduated Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science in December 1995. He entered the United States Navy under the Health Professional Scholarship Program in January 1998. He completed a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and accepted his commission into the United States Navy in May 1999. In September 1999, he completed Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, RI.
His first tour of duty was at the United States Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, assigned as a Physical Therapist in the Educational and Developmental Intervention Services at Misawa Air Base, Japan from 1999-2002. His second tour was at Naval Medical Center San Diego as a Staff Physical Therapist from 2002-2005. LT Hair’s next assignment was as Ship’s Physical Therapist onboard the USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) from 2005-2007. During this tour, he deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2007, LT Hair entered the U.S. Army – Baylor Post-Professional Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center where he completed his Doctorate of Science. LCDR Hair reported to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA in 2009. During his time at NMC Portsmouth, LCDR Hair was selected for an Individual Augmentation to Kabul, Afghanistan as an Embedded Training Team member to train Afghan National Army Physical Therapy assets. Upon return from Afghanistan, LCDR Hair transferred in 2010 to Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR as their first Physical Therapist. In 2012, he transferred to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. During this tour, LCDR Hair was selected as the U.S. Navy Senior Physical Therapist of the Year. In 2014, he transferred to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL where he served as the Associate Director for Clinical Support Services and a clinical champion for the Musculoskeletal Integrated Practice Unit. In 2018, CDR Hair returned to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth as the Department Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2020, CAPT Hair was named Specialty Leader for Physical Therapy to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy and served as the Director, Clinical Support Services at Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Portsmouth. In July 2022, CAPT Hair reported to NMRTC, Annapolis MD as the Executive Officer.
CAPT Hair has been married to the former Kimberli Ann Ashley of Pequot Lakes, MN since June 29, 1996. They have 2 children, Kaelin and Logan.
He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic and Sports Sections, Board Certified in Orthopaedics and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.
CAPT Hair’s military awards and decorations include:  Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal (2 awards), Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Medal, Battle “E” Award (2 awards), Global War on Terrorism – Expeditionary, Global War on Terrorism – Service, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Medal, Sea Service (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon (3 awards), NATO Medal – ISAF, Expert Rifleman Medal, and Expert Pistol Medal. He is qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer (SWMDO) and an Afloat Training Specialist (ATS).                    
Owen T. Hondorf
HMCM, Command Master Chief

Hospital Corspman Master Chief Owen T. Hondorf, a native of Rochester, New York, enlisted in the United States Navy on July 7, 2003. Upon completion of boot camp from RTC Great Lakes, IL, Master Chief Hondorf attended Electronics Technician (ET) Nuclear Field "A" School and Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Charleston, SC. Upon completion of "A" School, he was advanced to Third Class Petty Officer, and served in the command's transitional personnel section awaiting class up to Nuclear Power School for two and a half years before being force-converted into the Hospital Corpsman pipeline.

Master Chief Hondorf reported to Naval School Health Sciences, Great Lakes, IL, for Hospital Corpsman "A" School in the summer of 2006. Upon graduation in November, 2006, he was selected to attend Biomedical Equipment Repair Technician "C" School at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, TX. After serving  PSI duty at Naval Hospital Charleston, Master Chief Hondorf reported to "C" School in March 2007. During his "C" School coursework, he was frocked to Second Class Petty Officer.

After completion of "C" School, Master Chief Hondorf reported aboard USS IWO JIMA as an independent BMET afloat. During this tour he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, surged in support of Continuing Promise 2010 and Presidential visit to Ghana, earned Enlisted Surface and Aviation Warfare Specialist Designation, and advanced to First Class Petty Officer.

Master Chief Hondorf was then assigned to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, serving as Leading Petty Officer for Medical Equipment Maintenance Branch and part of a "Plank Owner" crew that opened the first joint hospital in military medicine. During this tour, Master Chief Hondorf deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a member of Expeditionary Medical Facility Camp Lemonier Djibouti, Africa, earning the designation in Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare. He returned to Fort Belvoir for the remainder of his tour and was selected for Chief Petty Officer.

Upon completion of a very successful and rewarding tour, Master Chief Hondorf transferred to US Naval Hospital Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. There he served as the Directorate for Administration Senior Enlisted Leader. His tour in Signella offered diverse professional opportunities for growth and development, as well as unique and immersive cultural experiences. Additionally, he completed requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Electronics. During this tour, he was selected to Senior Chief Petty Officer and graduated from the US Navy Senior Enlisted Academy.

Master Chief Hondorf was then detailed to Commander Naval Surfaces Forces Pacific and served as the Pacific Fleet BMET. In this role, he supported three separate Type Commanders by training, equipping, and inspecting afloat medical departments for operational commitments throughout the Pacific Fleet area of responsibility.

Finally, Master Chief Hondorf was assigned to Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Annapolis serving as the Directorate for Administration Senior Enlisted Leader and Senior Enlisted Leader for Bancroft Hall Medical/Dental before being selected Master Chief Petty Officer.

Master Chief Hondorf assumed the position of Command Master Chief, NMRTC Annapolis in August of 2021. His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal (one award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (four awards). He is married going on 19 years and has two children ages 12 and 10.



Surgeon General's Priorities



Our military and civilian workforce is our greatest strength.
  • We enhance performance by improving training and skills sustainment
  • We capitalize on talent and shape our force accordingly.
  • We ensure our force maintains the highest standards of performance and behavior. Mutual respect is our baseline and excellence is our habit.


Our equipment and capability sets required by our warfighters
  • We focus on modernizing and maintaining our equipment sets, increasing speed, flexibility, and interoperability while reducing fielding time and increasing survivability.
  • We train to our new and emerging platforms, ever increasing our operational acumen, providing the capabilities necessary to support the warfighter.
  • We deploy cohesive teams, on optimized platforms, supporting all phases of operations and operating across the range of military operations at the speed of our warfighters


Our performance is measured by our support to our warfighters
  • We ensure our personnel meet and exceed military medical knowledge, skill, and ability standards
  • We leverage high reliability principles, appreciative inquiry, artificial intelligence, and partnerships at all levels across our organization
  • We use data driven decisions to optimize a medically ready force and prepare a ready medical force.


Medical power projections will increase survivability
  • We integrate elements of the Navy Medicine enterprise to increase power. Every action and investment we take will contribute to our core mission of producing force medical readiness and medical force readiness.
  • We leverage our world-class research enterprise to stay on the cutting edge of medical knowledge, rapidly developing solutions for the warfighter.
Maintain a ready medical force, optimize the heath of those entrusted to our care, and support the Brigade of Midshipmen.
To be the premier choice for patients and staff, promoting excellence in readiness, health and partnerships.
Readiness Ensure the medical capabilities of our operational units and platforms are ready. Health Provide the best care our nation can offer to Sailors, Marines, and their families to keep them healthy, ready and on the job. Partnership Expand and strengthen our partnerships to maximize readiness and health. Communication Enhance our communication scheme as a strategic enabler for patients and staff members.
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