Rodney L. Gunning, Select One

Capt., U.S. Navy

Course Facilitator Naval Leadership and Ethics Center
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His executive operational assignments include Commanding Officer, 2d Dental Battalion and Naval Dental Center (USNDC), Camp Lejeune, Executive Officer 3d Dental Battalion and Naval Dental Center (USNDC), Okinawa, Japan, II Marine Expeditionary Force Dental Officer. He served as Senior Dental Officer, Naval Branch Health Clinic, Bahrain in the 5th Fleet Area of Operations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Navy Leadership and Ethics Center Instructor


Commanding Officer Naval Dental Center and 2d Dental Battalion Camp Lejeune


Executive Officer Naval Dental Center and 3d Dental Battalion Okinawa


He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He completed residency training in comprehensive dentistry at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland and concurrently earned a Master of Science in Health Sciences from the George Washington University. He also graduated from the Marine Corps University, Command and Staff College, Quantico VA and earned a Master of Military Studies.

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Awards and Decorations

Diplomat of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry

Diplomat of the American Board of General Dentistry

Master in the Academy of General Dentistry

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal
One gold star

Navy Commendation Medal
Three gold stars

Navy Achievement Medal
Two gold stars

Service Warfare Medical Department Officer

Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer

External Memberships and Associations

Academy of General Dentistry

American Dental Association

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States

International College of Dentists

Appalachian Mountain Club

News, Media, & Events


23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NATO’s Achilles Heel: Russian Political Warfare

Mar. 21, 2018
The National Interest
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