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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 2017 DCMS-Navy Dinner will take place on August 29th!

tickets: $50 each for members & non-members

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. 


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. 

About our 2016 Keynote Speaker:
Capt. David C. Collins
Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Capt. David C. Collins was born at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., and raised in Avoca, Mich. He graduated from Yale High School and enlisted in the Navy in 1983. After completing Hospital Corps School and Basic X-Ray Technician “C” School, his first duty station was USS Okinawa (LPH-3), where he completed three deployments to the Western Pacific. Subsequently, he was assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, where he attained the rank of hospital corpsman first class. While at Naval Medical Center (NMC) Portsmouth, Va., Collins was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer in June 1991. His first assignment as an officer was Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Ill., as Resource Management department head. He was ordered to USS George Washington (CVN-73) as medical administration officer, and completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf, earning his Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification. After this, he was assigned to NMC Portsmouth, Va., as head of Personnel Management Department and as Plans, Operations & Medical Intelligence officer. Joining the staff of the Bureau of Naval Personnel in April 2000, he served as a placement officer. In December 2001, he was assigned as executive assistant to the chief of the Navy Medical Corps. He then deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Joint Task Force Southwest Asia’s Operation Southern Watch with Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain, providing mortuary affairs support during extended combat operations. He was then selected to be flag aide to the commander, NMC Portsmouth, Va. In July 2004, he deployed to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait as director for administration in support of OIF/OEF. Upon returning, he was assigned as associate director for administration at NMC Portsmouth, Va. Collins became officer in charge, Branch Medical Clinic Norfolk, Branch Health Clinic Yorktown, and Branch Health Clinic Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 2007. In August 2010, he reported to Navy Medicine East as deputy chief of staff, Installations and Logistics; then later returned to NMC Portsmouth, Va. as director for administration. Concurrently, he was selected by the Navy surgeon general as general healthcare administration specialty leader, a position he held until February 2015, providing guidance to 625 healthcare professionals. He deployed as executive officer, NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan from August 2013 to May 2014, supporting NATO troops engaged in combat operations as part of the Global War on Terror. He then reported as executive officer, Naval Hospital Bremerton. In May 2016, he was selected as commanding officer of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. — a command comprised of the Navy’s third largest hospital and five branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. Collins has earned the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer qualification, Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and Good Conduct Medal (two awards). He is married to Dr. Margaret Gaglione and together they have four children, Ryan, Brenna, Marie and Joseph.



Our 2017 DCMS-Navy Dinner will take place on August 29, 2017. Tickets are $50 per person.

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.

Sponsor the DCMS-Navy Dinner:

Showcase your business as a sponsor for the DCMS-Navy Dinner!

Sponsorships start at just $750

Click here for the Sponsor Prospectus


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:




Want More Information?

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