Admiral Bruce Gillingham was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Carson City noon meeting on September 27, 2022. 
   The Admiral is an Orthopedic Surgeon and is the Surgeon General of the Navy. 
   He was in Carson City for Navy Week and accepted an invitation to join us for lunch. 
      The two star Admiral honored Carson City Rotary member Belmont Reid who served as a Navy pilot on the USS Princeton and USS Yorktown in the Formosa Straights during the Korean War. 
   Admiral Gillingham served on the USNS Mercy as Director of Surgical Services, was deployed as Battalion Chief during Operation Iraqi Freedom II, and was Officer in charge of the Surgical Shock Trauma Platoon during Operation Phantom Fury.
   The Admiral's informative presentation explained the mission of the US Navy, and provided examples of the ways the Navy is on constant alert around the world.