About Us

Tenant Commands and Activities

Tenant Commands and Activities Include:

  • Armed Services Blood Bank
  • Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
  • Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center (NBIMC)
  • Naval Dosimetry Center
  • Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)
  • Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC)
  • Army Education Services
  • Navy College
  • NSAB Deers/ID Office
  • HRO - Washington
  • NAVMED Support DET
  • NCIS
  • Visual Information Directorate

Armed Services Blood Bank

The Armed Services Blood Bank (ASBP) plays a key role in providing quality blood products for service members and their families in both peace and war. As a joint operation among the military services (Army, Navy, Air Force), the ASBP has many components working together to collect, process, store, distribute, and transfuse blood worldwide.

Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

The Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) celebrates five decades of advancements in the protection of soldiers and citizens. The AFRRI mission is to preserve the health and performance of U.S. military personnel and to protect humankind through research that advances understanding of the effects of ionizing radiation. To these ends and using its unique resources, the institute collaborates with other government facilities, academic institutions, and civilian laboratories in the United States and other countries to research the biological effects of ionizing radiation. In addition, it provides medical training and emergency response to manage incidents related to radiation exposure.

Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center (NBIMC)

The Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center (NBIMC) provides leadership and expertise to ensure mission readiness and to support the National Military Strategy. NBIMC oversees the administration and assists in the development of policies concerning HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B screening for the Department of the Navy (DON) as directed by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) for the Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS). The program is centrally managed under the DoD Instruction 6485 and SECNAVINST 5300.30. NBIMC also supports the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps in matters related to:

  • Medical Readiness
  • Infectious Disease Testing and Oversight
  • Testing Data Interpretation and Validation
  • HIV Evaluation and Treatment Units (HETUs) Support/Patient Tracking
  • Official Notifications (Command and Headquarters Leadership.)

Naval Dosimetry Center

The Naval Dosimetry Center provides centralized radiation dosimetry processing, calibration and consultation services to over 300 naval commands by monitoring personnel occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation. The Center also maintains a repository that contains exposure histories for over 600,000 personnel exposed to naval radiation sources since 1947. In addition, the center maintains an In Vivo Gamma Spectroscopy facility for monitoring internal radioactivity in personnel. The center processes over 30,000 dosimeters per month, making it one of the largest dosimetry processors in the world.

Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC)

The Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) is the headquarters for Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise that includes the NMRC laboratory in Silver Spring,Md., and affiliated laboratories in San Diego, Calif., Groton, CT, San Antonio, TX, and Dayton, OH, as well as overseas at NAMRU-2 Pacific, NAMRU-3 Cairo, and NAMRU-6 Peru. The men and women who make up the global team represent an impressive array of academic and scientific knowledge with years of practical experience in science, medicine, and the military. They work in the NMRC laboratories and on the ground in remote areas of the world, they build partnerships with other governments, civilian agencies, and private industry. Research is focusing on finding solutions to both traditional battlefield medical problems such as bleeding, traumatic brain injury, combat stress, and naturally occurring infectious diseases, as well as health problems associated with non-conventional weapons including blast injuries, biological agents, and radiation. The NMRC laboratories play an instrumental role in the worldwide monitoring of new emerging infectious diseases that threaten both deployed forces and the global population. The mission of NMRC is to conduct health and medical research, development, testing, evaluation, and surveillance to enhance deployment readiness of DoD personnel worldwide.

Navy Medicine Professional Development Center (NMPDC)

Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, (NMPDC) located in Bethesda, Maryland, is the hub for Navy Medicine’s health services support professional development training and education mission, spanning the globe through collaborative relationships with more than 100 military and civilian activities. NMPDC is an echelon four command, reporting to Navy Medicine Education Training Command, San Antonio, Texas. The NMPDC enterprise trains approximately 3,000 federal, civilian, and foreign military members annually.

NMPDC Educational Programs:

  • Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP): pays full tuition, most fees, required books and equipment, a monthly stipend, and a signing bonus (for those entering the medical or dental HPSP). The HPSP program provides scholarships for medical, dental, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology and physician assistant students.
  • Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS): The only DOD centralized site for postgraduate dental education. Conducts the majority of post-doctoral dental specialty training, specialty board eligible training in Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Orofacial Pain, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Dental Public Health and Comprehensive Dentistry. Also provides the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Technician C-school.
  • Medical Service Corps In-Service Procurement Program (MSC IPP) provides a pathway for a commission in the Medical Service Corps. This is a commissioning opportunity for career motivated Sailors and Marines on active duty who meet eligibility criteria. These programs provide opportunities to complete a baccalaureate, masters or doctorate, as well as a direct commission for personnel with required degrees.
  • Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) is a pathway to commissioning in the Navy Nurse Corps. It provides an opportunity for active duty Sailors and Marines of all ratings, who possess a minimum of thirty transferable semester hours (accepted by the nursing school), to enter an accredited nursing program to obtain a baccalaureate degree (BSN) in nursing and ultimately a commission in the Nurse Corps.
  • Medical Corps Professional Programs / Graduate Medical Education Programs directs and monitors execution of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs for Navy Medicine, assisting the Chief of the Medical Corps and the Navy Personnel Command in ensuring the proper mix and numbers of physician specialists are trained each year to support Medical Corps manning requirements, and, provide Continuing Medical Education opportunities throughout Navy Medicine to support medical officers in meeting Life Long Learning/CME Requirements, Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification.

NMPDC provides:

Vision, oversight, and execution for Navy Medicine’s continuum of learning, preparing personnel for increased responsibilities as military and professional leaders, and provides oversight for all Navy Medicine staff education and training program functions. Its courses focus on the practice and business of Navy Medicine in both the operational and the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) settings delivered via resident and web based Navy e-Learning modalities.

  • Over 900 NMPDC learning sites accessible through Navy Knowledge Online (NKO).
  • Resident courses include: Advanced Medical Department Officer Course; Executive Medical Department Enlisted Course; Plans, Operations & Medical Intelligence; Patient Administration; Financial & Material Management Training; Joint Medical Planners Course; Military Tropical Medicine; Global Medicine and Clinic Management Course; Reserve Component TCCC Exportable Course; Clinic Management Course; and 16 Continuing Dental Education Courses.

The NMPDC is part of the Navy Medicine team, a global healthcare network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide high-quality health care to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ship, in the air, under the sea and on the battlefield. The NMPDC is one of three echelon-4 subordinate commands reporting to the Navy Medicine Education Training Command, which includes the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center and Navy Medicine Training Support Center. More information about NMPDC products and services can be found at: www.med.navy.mil/sites/navmedmpte/Pages/default.aspx.

Army Education Services

Army Education Services provides opportunities to earn a college degree by facilitating the Tuition Assistance processes through www.goarmymed.com. Counselors are available in the Education Center (Building 17) and in the Soldier Family Assistance Center (Building 62) to provide education counseling, financial aid information, degree planning, and information on area colleges and certificate programs. Testing services are available on a limited basis. Army Education Services also offers a Multiuse Learning Facility (MLF) for computer-based instruction (Building 11) and a Basic Skills Education Program for Wounded Warriors.

Navy College

The Navy College Program provides opportunities for Sailors to earn a college degree by granting academic credit for Navy training, work experience and off-duty education. In addition, the program assists with ongoing educational services, and offers tuition assistance workshops, education counseling, degree planning and information on area colleges and certificate programs.

NSAB Deers/ID Office

The NSAB Deers/ID Office Bethesda at WRNMMC provides one-stop pay, personnel and passenger transportation support to approximately 3,500 active duty assigned to WRNMMC, as well as 130 tenant and area commands in the D.C. metropolitan area and northeastern U.S. Support is also provided to family members of assigned military personnel, military retirees in the mid-Atlantic region, and passenger transportation to Navy Department civilians. Visit https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil to schedule identification or common access card appointments.

HRO - Washington

The Human Resources Office-Washington (HRO-W) is responsible for the strategic planning, workforce analysis, service delivery, communication, and assessment of Navy Civilian Human Resources (HR) Programs to Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery activities throughout the National Capital Region. HRO-W offers a full range of HR products and services, including recruitment and placement, organizational effectiveness, leadership development, and labor/employee relations, and equal employment opportunities. WRNMMC also has a recruitment office dedicated to recruit civilian medical positions.


Navy Medical Support Detachment (NAVMED Support DET) is the Echelon Three Command under the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. NAVMED Support DET is tasked with providing oversight to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Navy Health Clinic Annapolis, and Navy Health Clinic Quantico, as well as administrative oversight of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In addition, NAVMED Support DET serves as the Navy Component to Joint Task Force CAPMED. Our vision is to be an integral enabler in the National Capital Region in the development of a world-class integrated regional health system, utilizing active and reserve forces, DoD civilians, and partnerships with other government agencies and civilian organizations.


The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has responsibility for investigating felony crime, preventing terrorism, and protecting secrets within the U.S. Department of the Navy. The agency is unique among U.S. military criminal investigative organizations in that it is overwhelmingly civilian and is headed by a civilian law enforcement professional who reports directly to the Secretary of the Navy. NCIS Special Agents assigned to NCIS Resident Unit Bethesda are responsible for investigating felony crimes that occur on NSA Bethesda as well as crimes affecting Navy and Marine Corps personnel throughout Montgomery, Frederick and Howard County, MD.

Visual Information Directorate

The Visual Information Directorate plans, controls, manages and executes all aspects of Visual Information, Audiovisual Production, Medical Graphic Arts,Medical Photography and Video Teleconferencing in support of the Navy’s medical and dental imaging requirements.

Contact Us


Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Main: (301) 295-0530

Naval Medical Research Center
Main: (301) 319-7407
After Hours: (301) 295-4611


Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
Front Desk, Building 42

Naval Medical Research Center
Quarterdeck, Building 17
After Hours: Command Duty Office Building 10, 1st Floor Lobby

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