CAPT Ben Boccuzzi, Ph.D., US Navy (Retired)
Dr. Ben Boccuzzi retired at the rank of Captain after serving 38 years of service in the United States Navy. He joined the Navy after graduating from Fairfield University with a major in Nursing. During his eight years of active duty he was assigned to both the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland and the Naval Hospital in Charleston, SC where he was a clinical nurse specialist and the director of Staff Education and Training.
After leaving active duty, he joined the Navy Reserve. He has held several positions of leadership including Director of Clinical Support, Headquarters Staff, Regional Director, Director for Administration and Executive Officer of the Operations Health Support Unit, Bethesda. He developed a Junior Officer Leadership Training program called ‘JOLT’ and presents it to several units in the Washington, D.C. area. He retired in July 2017 as the Commanding Officer of the NR VTU 0614.
Dr. Boccuzzi received an M.A. from George Washington University in Education and Human Development, and an MA from Webster University in Health Care Administration. He recently received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (HCA) from Northcentral University with research focused on pharmaceutical marketing and physician prescribing.
Dr. Boccuzzi is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland University College in the area of Healthcare Administration and teaches courses in Healthcare Management, Healthcare policy and Healthcare Marketing. He also serves as a facilitator of the Navy’s Senior Officer Leadership Course and a lecturer of various leadership topics for the Navy Medicine Professional Development Center. He holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
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