Lieutenant Commander Adrian Elliott
United States Navy
A native of Old Harbour Bay, Jamaica, Lieutenant Commander Elliott enlisted in the Navy upon graduation from high school in 1989, and served as a Hospital Corpsman for 6 ½ years before receiving an honorable discharge in 1996.
After his discharge from the service, he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (2001), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a Doctor of Medicine (2005). He was commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in December 2002. Upon superseding to Lieutenant in 2005, he returned to active duty in 2005, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the National Naval Medical Center in 2006. He subsequently served as a general medical officer with 2d Marine Division, and completed a deployment to Iraq as the Battalion Surgeon (Senior Medical Officer) for 2d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.
Upon completing residency in Anesthesiology, Lieutenant Commander Elliott served a utilization tour as a staff anesthesiologist at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton from 2011 to 2014. While at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, he served as a member of the hospital Credentials Committee, Chair of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Committee, and completed a deployment to the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan as an Individual Augmentee (IA).
In 2014, he returned to the operational forces as an anesthesiologist with1st Medical Battalion. He briefly served as the Interim Surgeon of the 1st Marine Logistics Group before subsequently deploying to Kuwait as the Force Surgeon for the Special Purpose Marine Ground Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 16.2.
Upon his return from deployment in 2017, Lieutenant Commander Elliott was hand-selected by the Surgeon of the First Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) to chair the Medical Simulation Working Group, which has successfully established the first comprehensive medical simulation program to support Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training within I MEF.
Lieutenant Commander Elliott is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Uniformed Services Society of Anesthesiologists. His personal military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards). He was selected for promotion to Commander in FY18.