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 in Trauma and Critical Care and the director of Staff Education and Training.
After leaving active duty, he joined the Navy Reserve. He 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 (JOLT) and was a facilitator the Navy’s Senior Officer Leadership Course. 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 several colleges and universities and teaches in the area of Healthcare Administration, Executive Leadership, Marketing and Business Administration. He continues to lecture at the Navy Medicines Professional Development Center. He holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.