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Commanding Officer, 2nd Dental Battalion
CAPT Nadjmeh "Nadji" Hariri

Captain Nadji Hariri, a native of Norman, Oklahoma, attended the University of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry, where she graduated in 1989 with Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1994.  She completed a one-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry post-graduation and was commissioned a Lieutenant in July 1995.  In 2003, she completed residency training at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, earning a Certificate in Periodontics as a well as a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from George Washington University.   She returned to college in 2009 to earn a Master's degree in Management from Cambridge College, Massachusetts.

Hariri's first tour in 1995 was with Naval Dental Center, Pearl Harbor, HI as a clinician.   In 1998, she reported to Naval Dental Center South East, Jacksonville, FL where she served as Department Head and as staff on USS John F. Kennedy (CV67).  Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 2000, she reported to Naval Post Graduate Dental School at Bethesda, MD for a three year residency program in Periodontics. Upon completion she reported to 3rd Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center, Okinawa, Japan in 2003.  During this tour she served as the Officer In Charge, Camp Courtney, successfully achieved board certification and earned her Fleet Marine Force Warfare pin.

Soon after reporting to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth in 2006, LCDR Hariri was promoted to the rank of Commander and deployed to Expeditionary Medical Facility, Kuwait and served as Department Head at Camp Buehring. Upon her return, she assumed the role of Department Head, Naval Health Clinic, Naval Air Station Oceana, VA. She deployed again in 2009 as the Director Branch Clinics and Director Dental Services to Medical Expeditionary Facility, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. 

From 2009 to 2011, CDR Hariri served as Company Commander, 12th Dental Company, 2d Dental Battalion on Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point. She then transferred to Camp Lejeune, NC and served as Clinic Director, 22nd Dental Company, 2d Dental Battalion for one year.  While serving as Director for Clinical Services at headquarters 2d Dental Battalion/NDC from 2012 to 2013, she was promoted to the rank of Captain.  Captain Hariri competed and was selected as the Associate Director for Primary Care and Branch Health Clinics, "The largest Directorate in Navy Medicine" at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, serving in that position from 2013 to 2015.  She successfully completed her tour as Executive Officer, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, North Carolina from 2015 to 2017 and as Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms, California from 2017 to 2019.  She is currently serving as Commanding Officer, 2d Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. 

Captain Hariri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, an associate member of the American Academy of Periodontics, American College of Healthcare Executives, the Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives and the Sea Services Leadership Association. 

Her personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (1), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), Navy Achievement Medal (2).    


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