Military Bios

Rear Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Medical Corps Commander, National Naval Medical Center Chief, Navy Medical Corps
Rear Admiral Robinson is Commander, National Naval Medical Center, and the Chief of the Navy Medical Corps.
Rear Adm. Robinson, a native of Louisville, Ky., entered the naval service in 1977 and holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program. Following completion of his surgical internship at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, he was commissioned.
Rear Adm. Robinsonís first assignment was as a General Medical Officer, Branch Medical Clinic, Fort Allen, Puerto Rico, before reporting to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., in 1978 to complete a residency in General Surgery. His subsequent duty assignments included: Staff Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, and Shipís Surgeon, USS Midway (CV 41), and in Yokosuka under the Overseas Family Residency Program.
After completing a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Carle Foundation Hospital, University of Illinois School of Medicine (1984-85), Rear Adm. Robinson reported to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, as the Head of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Division. While there, he was called to temporary duty in 1987 as Shipís Surgeon in USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and in 1988 as Shipís Surgeon in USS Coral Sea (CV 43).
Rear Adm. Robinson reported to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., in 1990 as the Head of the General Surgery Department and Director of General Surgery Residency Program. He was appointed Acting Medical Director for the facility in 1994. While at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Rear Adm. Robinson earned a masterís degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. In 1995, Rear Adm. Robinson reported to the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as the Force Medical Officer serving in that capacity for two years. Following that assignment, he reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville in 1997 as the Executive Officer. In January 1999, as Fleet Hospital Jacksonville Commanding Officer, Rear Adm. Robinson commanded a detachment of the fleet hospital as a medical contingent to Joint Task Force Haiti (Operation New Horizon/Uphold Democracy).
In August 1999, Rear Adm. Robinson reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) as the Director of Readiness (Code 27) and was selected as the Principle Director, Clinical and Program Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in September 2000, where he also served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Clinical and Program Policy. Rear Adm. Robinson was assigned as Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka from September 2001 to January 2004, after which he received assignment back to BUMED as Deputy Chief of BUMED for Medical Support Operations (M3M) with additional duty as Acting Chief of the Medical Corps.
The author of numerous presentations and publications, Rear Adm. Robinson holds fellowships in the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the Le Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, the Society of Black Academic Surgeons, and the National Business School Scholastic Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Rear Adm. Robinsonís personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and various service and campaign awards.
Updated: 25 May 2005


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