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About Us

Commanding Officer

Captain Kristin R. Hodapp, MSC, USN
Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command New England
Director, Naval Health Clinic New England


      Captain Kris Hodapp, attended Clarke University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Health Sciences in 1997 and a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1998. She was commissioned in 1998 and her tours include:  Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida, United States Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), the nuclear aircraft carrier USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76), Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Annapolis and NMRTC New England.  
     Career highlights include being the first billeted Physical Therapist in Iceland and onboard the Ronald Reagan, along with becoming board certified in Orthopaedics in 2009, and being a certified strength and conditioning specialist from 2005-2023. In 2006, she was selected for a Physical Therapy project with Naval Special Warfare, which resulted in permanent Physical Therapy billets being assigned to Navy SEAL teams. In 2009, she was recognized as Navy Medicine’s Senior Physical Therapist of the Year. She played a key role in the development of eight Medical Service Corps (MSC) embedded proof of concept demonstrations with the Navy and Marine Corps while serving as the MSC Operational Support Goal Group Leader. She served as the Interim Director of Clinical Support Services (DCSS) while stationed at NHCP. During her tenure at NMCSD, she served as DCSS and was responsible for five complex and highly regulated departments with 894 personnel, an annual budget of $132 million and equipment valued at $93 million. In January 2017, she reported to NHB and was assigned as Director of Branch Clinics and Public Health. Her leadership of 300 staff members led to seven successful external audits, highlighted by an unprecedented zero error rate on Radiation Health Audits by Naval Sea Systems Command and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 2018 and 2019. Her change management skills were essential during the Department of Defense’s transition to its new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, as an initial operating capability site. Her keen focus on readiness resulted in the implementation of a regional pandemic strategy and ensured the uncompromised high priority mission capabilities for the Fleet. She also capably served as NHB’s Interim Executive Officer for a command with 1,300 staff. She served as the Executive Officer of NMRTC Annapolis and as the Chief of Staff of Naval Health Clinic Annapolis from August 2020 through July 2022.  Her efforts ensured an on-time graduation and 100 percent commissioning of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Classes of 2021 and 2022.  Her unparalleled program knowledge yielded zero findings on consecutive College of American Pathologists inspections and a full accreditation during the 2021 Joint Commission survey. CAPT Hodapp assumed command on August 19, 2022, and serves as the Commanding Officer of NMRTC New England, and as the Director of the Naval Health Clinic New England. CAPT Hodapp served as inaugural Director of the New England Small Market. 
     Her husband is a retired Navy Captain, and they have four children. Captain Hodapp’s awards include:  Meritorious Service Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various service and unit awards. She is a qualified Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer. 


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