November 04, 2013
Navy dental chief promoted, assumes command of the Navy Dental Corps
Navy news: Navy dental chief Dr. Stephen M. Pachuta was promoted to rear admiral and assumed command of the Navy Dental Corps in October. Rear Adm. Pachuta served as executive assistant to the Surgeon General of the Navy Aug. 2012-Sept. 2013. After 1985 graduation from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, his military career included residency training in comprehensive dentistry and service in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Fox, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom.