Rear Admiral Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy, is a native of Griffins Mills, New York. Following graduation from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Nursing, she was commissioned in 1981 and reported to Naval Hospital, Orlando, Florida, where she worked as a surgical and critical care nurse. In 1984, she transferred to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and served as a coronary care nurse, before returning to Buffalo in 1987 to be a medical programs recruiter. In 1991, she reported to Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, as division officer for in-patient and ambulatory care. While in Okinawa she completed her Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management Systems from Chapman University. She earned a Master of Health Administration from Baylor University in 1996.
She subsequently filled three different leadership positions at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina: director, Branch Medical Clinics; executive assistant, commanding officer for Health Care Operations; and senior nurse, Fleet Hospital. In 1999 she reported to the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as special projects coordinator for Navy Medicine’s Optimization Initiative. In 2003 she was promoted to captain and became the Nurse Corps career plans officer. Selected for executive medicine, she served as executive officer, Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes from 2005 to 2007 and as commanding officer, Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River from 2007 to 2009. In July 2009 she returned to the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the assistant deputy chief for Medical Operations before assuming the role of chief of staff in January 2012. She was promoted to rear admiral lower half in July 2012 and promoted to rear admiral upper half in April 2014. She assumed the role of acting director, Navy Nurse Corps in August 2013 and director, Navy Nurse Corps in April 2014.
Her decorations include Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. She is an American College of Health Care Executives Fellow and recipient of 2011 Navy Regent’s Senior Health Care Executive Award.