Rear Adm. David Lane, formerly a medical officer and director of health services for the U.S. Marine Corps, has been appointed as director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Lane’s appointment on Monday along with other flag officer assignments.
Lane served as the commanding officer of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune between June 2012 and August 2014 before he moved into his Marine Corps roles in September 2014.
He previously held the roles of a hospital corpsman, naval flight officer in EA-6B Prowler aircraft, physician and medical leader at the U.S. Navy, where he enlisted in 1975.
Lane also served on the clinical staff at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Health Clinic Groton and Naval Medical Center San Diego with increasing responsibility from lieutenant through commander.
From 2004 through 2012, he served as a command surgeon with the Marines in the Pacific area of operations.
Lane graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences’ F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and the U.S. Naval War College.