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Annual DCMS-Navy Dinner


the annual dcms-navy dinner is a long standing tradition in jacksonville.

The DCMS-Navy Dinner serves as a forum for presenting important issues relevant to both the private sector and our local naval institutions, particularly Naval Hospital Jacksonville.

It also serves to strengthen the collegial bond that exists between our collective groups and allows us the opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to our successes over the past year.

The 2020 DCMS-Navy Dinner has been postponed due to COVID-19. Please stay tuned for updated information.


At the DCMS-Navy Dinner:


The DCMS-Navy Dinner is a great way to showcase your business to DCMS Members and Naval health care professionals in Northeast Florida. Members and guests enjoy a cocktail hour surrounded by our event sponsor exhibitions. Contact Sallie Baumann at today to find out how you can become a partner for this exciting event!


Each year, the DCMS and Naval Hospital recognize the talented and dedicated health care professionals who are making a difference in this community! The Circle of Excellence Award recognizes outstanding service to the medical staff at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. The Admiral Paul Kaufman Award honors a local physician or health care professional who delivers outstanding community service to Naval Hospital beneficiaries and staff. 

Click here to see a list of past award winners.


The DCMS-Navy Dinner provides an opportunity for Medical Society members to hear an update on the latest successes and programs at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Each year, the Naval Hospital chooses a keynote speaker to make a presentation during the dinner. 

 Keynote Speaker for 2020


Rear Admiral James Hancock

Medical Officer of the US Marine Corps / Director of Health Services

Director of Medical Corps

Headquarters US Marine Corps

Rear Adm. Hancock is a native of Illiopolis, Illinois.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1982 serving in Navy nuclear power.  He is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.  He also holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

Operationally, Hancock served as command flight surgeon, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 332 (VMFA(AW)); group surgeon, Marine Aircraft Group 31 (forward) in support of Operation Noble Anvil; officer in charge, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Health Services; and officer in charge, Fleet Surgical Team 7/Commander Amphibious Group 1 surgeon/Task Force 76.  Additionally, he served as task force surgeon, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines where he developed and deployed the tactical trauma team concept, moving advanced resuscitative capabilities to the point of injury, and subsequently developed, tested, and deployed mobile trauma bays in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  His staff assignments include command surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and assistant deputy chief, medical operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED).

Hancock completed his family medicine residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola and an emergency medicine residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.  He served as staff physician and director of medical services, Naval Hospital Beaufort; director of medical services, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune; deputy commander, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; and as commanding officer, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, where he established the Navy’s first trauma center.  Additionally, as the Navy and Marine Corps representative to the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Gray Team, he deployed multiple times in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, improving the policy and treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Hancock’s last staff tour was as deputy chief of transition, BUMED.  He currently serves as Medical Officer of the Marine Corps/Director, Health Services, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps (with additional duty as Director of the Medical Corps).

Hancock maintains board certification with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.  His academic appointments include assistant professor of military/emergency medicine and assistant professor of neurology at USUHS.

Hancock is qualified as a naval flight surgeon, fleet marine force medical officer, and surface warfare medical department officer.  In addition to numerous unit and campaign awards, his personal awards include the Legion of Merit (four awards), Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and the Combat Action Ribbon.




Our 2019 DCMS-Navy Dinner is taking place on April 9 at 6:00 pm! Tickets are $54.95 per person.


Late registration ticket price $59.99 after March 15.


Register now!

Important Base Security Procedures:

-Attendees WITH Base Vehicle Decals/DOD ID Cards: Proceed to Yorktown Gate. Driver presents Security Guard DOD ID card; all passengers in car must also present a picture ID.

-Attendees WITHOUT Base Vehicle Decals/DOD ID Cards: Attendees without vehicle decals/DOD IDs must be on the Registration List provided to Base Security. Security REQUIRES that the Registration List include full name (first, middle initial, last) AND date of birth.

-Directions: Enter Yorktown (Main) Gate. Stop in Security Parking Lot on right (just past Security Office, Bldg. 9), pick up base pass from authorized Naval Hospital representative. Drive to the gate and present pass and picture ID to Security Guard as you enter the base. All passengers in car must also present a picture ID.

Sponsorship of the DCMS-Navy Dinner gives an organization and its representatives an opportunity to network with Navy and civilian physicians, as well as leadership from both arenas. There are opportunities to exhibit and showcase your business, and to get recognition as a supporter. 

For information on sponsorship, please contact Sallie Baumann at or by phone at (904) 355-6561 ext. 2002.

Thank you to our 2019 event Sponsors:






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Please don't hesitate to contact Sallie Baumann at 904-355-6561 ext. 2002 or with any questions about the DCMS-Navy Dinner.