Captain Alan Christian
Captain Alan B. Christian was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Christian earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Policy and Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Upon graduation, Christian worked as a healthcare administrator while he obtained his Master in Health Administration from St. Joseph's University. Christian reported to Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island, in April 1998. His first assignment was at Naval Hospital, Lemoore, California.
In March 2001, Christian reported aboard the USS BATAAN (LHD-5), homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, where he served as the Medical Administration Officer. Christian earned his Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification and designation while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom during this assignment. Selected for duty under instruction, Christian attended the Naval Postgraduate School and the Navy War College in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree and completed his Joint Professional Military Education Phase One in June 2004. In July 2004, he reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC, where he served in the Comptroller/Resource Management (M8) Code as a Fiscal Officer in the Budget Division.
In December 2006, Christian reported to Naval Health Clinic, Quantico, Virginia, as the Head of Patient Administration and served as the acting Director for Administration. During this tour he served as the Medical Operations Officer for the 32nd Marine Corps Marathon and deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility, Kuwait, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Following the deployment, Christian served as the Director for Administration, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During this tour, he was selected for Commander for the fiscal year 2011 promotion cycle. Christian was then selected to serve as the Director for Administration, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA.
In 2014, Christian was selected to serve as the Officer in Charge of Naval Branch Health Clinic, Diego Garcia, where he successfully led his unit through the Navy Inspector General and Medical Inspector General inspections and The Joint Commission survey.
Christian reported to Naval Medical Center San Diego as the Director for Administration in July 2015, and was selected for Captain during the fiscal year 2017 promotion cycle.
Christian's previous assignment was as Executive Officer of Naval Medical Center, Camp Lejeune.