About Us

Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Portsmouth

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)

Captain Brian Feldman, Medical Corps, United States Navy

Commanding Officer NMRTC,
Director NMCP

Captain Feldman is a native of San Diego, California the son of a Naval Flight Officer. A graduate of Duke University with a dual degree in biomedical and electrical and computer engineering in 1997, he was accepted to the Health Professions Scholarship Program and graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia in 2001.
After completing residency at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth he served as a staff Pediatrician at the Halyburton Naval Hospital at Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point. He was selected for specialty training in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a 2 year cancer prevention fellowship and earned a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology with research on the
associations between perinatal vitamins and cancer.



Captain Heather A. Shattuck, Nurse Corps, United States Navy

Executive Officer, NMRTC


A native of Oxford, New York, Captain Shattuck was accepted as a U.S. Navy direct accession and commissioned in May 2001, after graduating from Niagara University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In September 2001, she reported to Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island where she received orders to National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, Maryland. While at NNMC she served as a staff nurse in the inpatient Hematology/Oncology Unit and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to the Persian Gulf aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).

In 2004, she reported to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, for duty as a staff nurse. Shattuck applied for Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) in 2007, and she was selected for Emergency/Trauma/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). Captain Shattuck reported to Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, Maryland, where she attended The University of Maryland Graduate School of Nursing in August 2008, and she graduated with her Master of Science in the specialty track of Advanced Practice Trauma and Critical Care Emergency Nursing, Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) in 2010.



Mercedes N, Cleveland, United States Navy

Command Master Chief NMRTC

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Master Chief Cleveland began her naval career in November 1994 at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, where she attended boot camp and Hospital Corpsman “A” School.  She went on to serve her first tour of duty at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, charting a course toward Field Medical Service School in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and the completion of her technical proficiency in Surgical Technologist “C” School at the Naval School of Health Sciences, Portsmouth, Virginia.
Her sea assignments include the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia; 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Kinser, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan; and Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, Naval Support Activity, Indian Head, Maryland.  Master Chief Cleveland has completed three deployments during USS Kearsarge’s designation as flagship for Amphibious Task Force East and primary Casualty Receiving Ship for Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Shinning Express (a Non-combatant Evacuation Operation during the 2nd Liberian Civil War), and Operation Iraqi Freedom III.  Additionally, she augmented the operations of several multinational, humanitarian, and emergency response missions in support of Balikatan, PHIBLEX, Cobra Gold, and Operation Tomodachi.



NMCP Mission Statement

We are the premier training platform providing superior medical care for warfighters and their families. We maximize readiness and forge a skilled, adaptable, and operational medical force for the fight tonight.


2023 Change of Command

*Updated 22 April 2024
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