CAPT Susan E. Bryhan
Bryhan is a native of York, Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance at the Pennsylvania State University in 1983. She also completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 1993 and a Masters in Educational Administration in 1994 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.
In 1985 she was commissioned as an Ensign, Medical Service Corps, and for the next twelve years she served in a variety of director, department head and administrative officer positions at Naval Dental Center, Norfolk, Va.; Naval Medical Command, Mid-Atlantic Region, Norfolk, Va.; Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.; Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit #2, Norfolk, Va.; and Naval School of Health Sciences, Portsmouth, Va.
In 1997, she reported to USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) as the Administration Department Head/Director For Administration and qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer after completing Baltic Challenge 1999.
She reported to Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, IL, in 1999 and was first Department Head, USS RED ROVER Medical Clinic where she was responsible for the medical in-processing of 55,000 recruits per year. After a year she became the Head of USS TRANQUILLITY Medical Clinic, an acute care clinic with peak monthly visits of 18,000 caring for recruits and staff members of five tenant commands.
In January 2003 she reported as Officer in Charge of the David R. Ray Health Center (Branch Medical Clinic) in Everett, Wa., where she was responsible for the healthcare of over 7,000 enrolled active duty and family members. Returning to Naval Hospital, Great Lakes in November 2005, she was Deputy Director and Director of Healthcare Operations with a primary role of integrating the command with the North Chicago VA Medical Center. She fleeted up as the Executive Officer in March 2007, where she oversaw a staff of over 1,550.
Captain Bryhan commanded Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, WA from April 2010 until August 2012. She is currently the Executive Officer at the Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, RI.
Captain Bryhan has achieved Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2) and various unit and service awards.