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Rear Adm. Alton L. Stocks, left, is greeted upon arrival by the command element of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Col. Philip J. Zimmerman, center, and Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Bailey, right, March 29. Stocks, the commander of Navy Medicine East, visited the air station to tour the Naval health clinic.

Photo by Pfc Cory D. Polom

Navy Medicine East commander visits Naval health clinic

8 Apr 2011 | Pfc. Cory D. Polom

Rear Adm. Alton L. Stocks, the commander of Navy Medicine East, visited Cherry Point March 29-30 to meet with Capt. Edgardo Perez-Lugo and the rest of the health clinic staff to discuss the future of naval medicine as well as other pressing military matters at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point.

“Admiral Stocks was very impressed with the clinic,” said Perez-Lugo, “especially with the staff, both military and civilian.”

Stocks began his day with a closed-door meeting with Perez-Lugo and his board of directors and ended it with a tour of the health clinic where he got to meet the staff of the clinic.

“The most impressive thing about the Sailors at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point is their enthusiasm and dedication to the mission of Navy Medicine, as well as their commitment to our Navy,” said Stocks.

Stocks held multiple question and answer sessions with the staff where he discussed the great things the clinic has been doing, as well as upcoming training required for all Sailors.

“The best part of the visit was the opportunity to tour the clinic,” said Stocks. “I was able to talk with clinic staff and patients alike. I was impressed with the quality of health care and the personal investment of the staff for the well being of their patients.”

The second day of Stocks’ visit began with an awards ceremony where he had the privilege of presenting awards to specific individuals from the health clinic.

“Navy medicine is renowned for delivering safe, quality health care,” said Stocks. “Being number one in patient access while meeting all the deployment demands and inspection requirements are truly an outstanding achievement. Everyone at Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point should be proud.”

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point