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Captain Jill Skeet

Capt. Jill Skeet, a native of Williamsburg, Kansas, enlisted in the Navy Reserve in 1997 as a hospitalman third class.  She graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was commissioned through the Nurse Candidate Program in May 2001.
Her assignments have included Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, deploying as a trauma nurse with Fleet Hospital 3 to Camp Viper, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Naval Hospital Great Lakes as an emergency room nurse; and Recruit Training Command as division officer of Ship Sick Call.  While at Naval Hospital Sigonella as the department head of the MultiService Unit and later as clinical coordinator of surgical services, she volunteered for an individual augmentee deployment to Afghanistan as a trauma nurse at Camp Bastion, a multinational Role 3 hospital in the Helmand Province.  After being selected for and completing perioperative training at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Skeet honed her clinical skills at Naval Medical Center San Diego and served as clinical coordinator of the main operating room, where she was awarded her Certification Nurse Operating Room  (CNOR).  As both a perioperative nurse and assistant officer in charge for Fleet Surgical Team 1, San Diego, she participated in the Rim of the Pacific exercises and deployed to the Western Pacific, concurrently obtaining a master’s degree in Nursing with a focus in Healthcare Administration.  Her last tour was at Naval Hospital Bremerton, where her hand-selected and competitive roles included department head, Perioperative Services; deputy director, Nursing Services; and director for Healthcare Business.
Appointed as the first Navy Nurse Corps officer to Naval Leadership and Ethics Center in Newport, Rhode Island, Skeet is currently serving as the executive officer.
Skeet’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Fleet Marine Force Ribbon and numerous other personal and unit awards. She earned the designation of Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.

Last Updated: 1 June 2023

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