President’s Award

CAPT Gary L. Munn, MC, USN (Ret), a native of Kinnelon, New Jersey graduated from New York Medical College in 1988 with a Doctorate of Medicine. He first joined the U. S. Navy in 1972 as a Naval Academy Midshipman and was commissioned an Ensign in 1976. Dr. Munn completed psychiatric residency training at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth in 1992 and became the first psychiatrist ever assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital, Sigonella, Italy. In the subsequent years he served in various leadership roles at duty stations ashore, at sea, and overseas. As testament for his selfless dedication to duty and significant contributions to his profession, he has been an honored recipient of the highest award among Navy Psychiatrists, the “H. James Sears Award for Excellence in Navy Psychiatry” in 2004 and the “Psychiatry Residency Teacher of the Year” award in 2006. CAPT Munn’s final duty assignment was at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he served as Head of the Inpatient Psychiatry Section. In June 2008, CAPT Munn retired from active duty after 26 years of service. Dr. Munn continues to have a profound and positive impact on the future of Navy Psychiatry through his role as a member of the Psychiatry Residency Program Faculty. Congratulations Dr. Munn and thank you for your valued contribution in providing high quality care to patients.