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CDR Manning grew up on many Army bases as the daughter of an Army JAG officer.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. 

Following residency in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital (NH) Pensacola, Florida, where she served as Chief Resident during her final year, she was assigned as faculty in the recently opened Family Medicine residency training program at NH Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  She was selected for fellowship training in Faculty Development at Madigan Army Medical Center, in Tacoma, Washington in 2006. CDR Manning received her Master’s of Business Administration with a Healthcare Emphasis from Pacific Lutheran University in 2008, while serving as teaching faculty in the Family Medicine residencies at NH Bremerton and Madigan. 

In 2008, she was transferred to NH Pensacola, Florida, where she was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  When she returned in 2009, she served as Assistant Program Director of the Residency Program, then as Family Medicine Department Head.  During her tenure, she led the implementation of the first Medical Home Port (Navy’s version of a Patient Centered Medical Home) in a Navy Family Medicine Residency Program, achieving the highest recognition possible from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.  In 2011, CDR Manning was selected as the Associate Director for Healthcare Business at NH Pensacola.

In 2012, she was selected for the position of Director, Medical Home Port (MHP), Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), where she led the continued implementation and sustainment of 120 MHPs across Navy Medicine, in addition to the roll out of 28 Marine and Fleet Centered Medical Homes.  In 2014, she had the opportunity to co-author the access portion of the Secretary of Defense’s Review of Access, Quality and Safety.  In 2015, she was hand-selected as Assistant Deputy Director, Healthcare Operations, BUMED, the largest code with the greatest responsibility, where she oversaw seven diverse directorates, involving more than 400 personnel and executing over $300 million in programs.  In 2016, she was selected as the Director of Clinical Programs at Headquarters Marine Corps, Health Services, where she oversees clinical programs including Marine Centered Medical Home, Traumatic Brain Injury, Combat Trauma Training, Integrated Disability Evaluation Program and numerous other clinical programs delivered in the Marine Corps.

Additionally, CDR Manning has served as Navy Director and Chair of the Resident and Student Affairs Committee of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians (USAFP) and currently serves as the USAFP’s Chair of the Health Promotion and Disease Management Committee.  She has authored several papers and is a regularly invited speaker at both the local and national levels.  She was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2009.

CDR Manning’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Joint Achievement Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal with gold star.

    Director of Clinical Programs

    CDR Debra Manning

    Medical Corps, U.S. Navy