Senior Naval Science Instructor - Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy (Retired)
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Lieutenant Commander Sanchez enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program on 1 December 1986 and on 09 June 1987, he attended recruit training at RTC Orlando, Florida.
Enlisted duty assignments include: USS Jouett CG-29, homported in San Diego, California. During his tour on the Jouett he deployed in support of combat operations to the Gulf War in 1990. Other enlisted assignment include: Personnel Support Detachment Corpus Christi, Commander Third Fleet onboard the USS Coronado in San Diego, CA and Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas.
Lieutenant Commander Sanchez was commissioned an Ensign, Medical Service Corps on 1 January 2000 under the Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program.
Officer assignments include: Assistant Department Head, Patient Administration, Naval Ambulatory Care Center, Newport, Rhode Island. Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas as Department Head for Materiel Management and deployed ISO Operation Iraqi Freedom with Combat Service Support Group 15, 1st FSSG, I Marine Expeditionary Force to Camp Taquaddum, Iraq. The Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Fort Sam Houston, Texas as the Administration Officer and deployed ISO Operation Enduring Freedom with U.S. Army's first ever all U.S. Navy Forward Surgical Team to Farah Afghanistan. Navy Medicine Training Center as the first Director of Operations and retired on 31 August 2013 from Navy Medicine information Systems Support Activity as Director of Acquisition Support.
Throughout his career, Lieutenant Commander Sanchez has been awarded: Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, one Army Achievement Medal and various other individual & unit awards.
Lieutenant Commander Sanchez is married to the former Maria Mercedes Schroeder for the past 30 years. They have three children Nicole 29, Nicholas 29 and Luke 23 all college graduates and professionals in the Health Care field.
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