Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Anne M. Swap

Commander, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic

Rear Admiral Anne M. Swap

Rear Adm. Anne Swap is a native of Fort Ord, California. She earned a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University and a Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration from San Diego State University.

She was commissioned and reported to Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan, as assistant department head, Patient Administration in December 1990. In 1993, she was assigned to Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California, as department head, Patient Administration. In 1996, she served as the executive assistant to the Director, Medical Service Corps at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

In May 1998, Swap reported to Navy Personnel Command as the Medical Service Corps, Junior Healthcare Administrator, assignments officer. In June 2000, she served as the department head, Health Services, Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories. Following that tour in July 2001, she was assigned as officer in charge, Boone Branch Medical Clinic, Little Creek, Northwest Branch Medical Clinic and TRICARE Prime Clinic Chesapeake, Virginia. In June 2003, she reported as assistant branch head, Medical Assignments and Placement, PERS-4415A, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee. In September 2005, she reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola as both the director for Administration and as the executive officer, Fleet Hospital Pensacola.

From April 2007 to April 2008, she deployed as an individual augmentee to the Combined Security Transition Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Senior Health Care Administrator mentor for the Afghanistan National Army. In June 2008, she was assigned as the director, Special Assistant for Health Affairs, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.

In April 2010, she served as the deputy commander for administration at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. From July 2011 to May 2013, she was assigned as the executive officer at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. From July 2013 to June 2015, she assumed command of U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. In June 2015, she reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C., as the liaison officer to the Defense Health Agency and in January 2016 she reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations staff to serve as the director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy. She currently serves as commander, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic and senior market manager, Tidewater Military Health System.

Swap is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her personal awards include a Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (seven awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).

Updated: 15 April 2020