About NMRTC Det. Joint Base Andrews

Brief History

Navy Det MGMCSC is now part of the Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River family.
CDR Tracy McCullough, USNCDR Tracy McCullough
Director, NMRTC Patuxent River det. Joint Base Andrews
Officer in Charge

CDR Tracy McCullough hails from South Bend, Ind. She was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps as a direct accession in July of 2001, after graduating with her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University of South Bend in May 2001. She went on to complete her Master’s in Nursing Education at Walden University, Baltimore, Md., in May of 2020, where she became a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing. 
CDR McCullough reported to Officer Indoctrination School at Newport, R.I., in October 2001 and, upon completion with honors, reported to her first duty assignment at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), Va. While at NMCP she honed her clinical skills in exceptionally specialized fields, working as a Staff Nurse in the Labor and Delivery Unit and the Emergency Department. In January 2005, she transferred to Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Ill., and was assigned as a Staff Nurse in the Emergency Department. Upon the merger of the hospital with North Chicago VA Medical Center, the first Joint Navy and Veterans Affairs Hospital, she served as the Division Officer of Recruit Training Command Great Lake’s Ship Sick Call. In 2008, she reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, where she worked as a Staff Nurse on the Multi-Service Ward and in the Emergency Department. 
CDR McCullough deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in 2009 as the Casualty Receiving Nurse in support of Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Enduring Freedom. In 2010, she transferred to National Naval Medical Center (NMMC), Bethesda, Md., as the Division Officer of the Inpatient Telemetry Unit. She was quickly assigned as the Acting Department Head and led the successful unification of three telemetry units during the historic merger of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and NNMC. Following the establishment of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Md., she served as the Service Chief for the Nurse Supervisor Service and as the Service Chief of the Medical-Surgical Ward 5C.
In 2014, CDR McCullough transferred to Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (FBCH), Va., where she was selected as the first Nurse Corps Officer to serve as an ambulatory clinical Service Chief in the General Internal Medicine Clinic, predominately filled by physicians. She was then requested to serve as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Family Medicine Clinic, which supports the largest Family Medicine Residency Program in the military. CDR McCullough returned to WRNMMC in April 2017 and was competitively selected as the Deputy Director for Medicine, where her immense strategic impact directly influenced the National Capital Regional Market and the Defense Health Agency’s policy and procedures that are shaping the Military Healthcare System today. In January 2022, CDR McCullough was selected as the OIC for the Patuxent River Navy detachment Flight and Dental Clinic at Andrew’s Air Force Base.
Her awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

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0730 - 1200
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1060 W Perimeter Rd, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762

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