Captain Gregory Freitag is a native of Gig Harbor, Washington. He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences graduating in 2002 with his medical doctorate. He is also board certified in Family Medicine having completed his residency at Naval Hospital Bremerton in 2010.
A Distinguished Graduate and award-winning research fellow of the National War College Class of 2019, Captain Freitag holds a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy. During his course of study, he researched the role of Health Security policy to advance U.S. national interests in the Horn of Africa (HOA). His thesis posited, U.S. support of fragile nations’ healthcare systems improves their resiliency against violent extremist organizations and resist malign influence from U.S. peer or near-peer competitors.
He assumed his duties as Military Faculty at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School in 2022. Prior to that assignment he served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Director for Quality, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Quantico in July 2019. Captain Freitag deployed as an Individual Augmentee during this assignment in 2021 to the EMF ROLE II hospital supporting Combined Joint Task Force – HOA as the CMO and Senior Medical Officer.
Captain Freitag has also completed duties at the operational, headquarters, and international levels. Positions afloat have included Commander, Amphibious Task Force (CATF) Surgeon and Chief Staff Officer for Amphibious Squadron SIX and Officer in Charge for Fleet Surgical Team TWO. Ashore, Captain Freitag served as the Office of Women’s Health Action Officer and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Medical Program Manager in M3, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. While in support of NATO, he was the Executive Physician Mentor to the Afghan National Security Force’s medical departments. In the medical treatment facilities, he has worked as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and Family Medicine Department Head at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.
Captain Freitag is qualified as a Flight Surgeon and Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer serving at both Strike Fighter Squadron ONE ZERO SIX and Carrier Air Wing THREE.
Captain Freitag holds the National Security Studies subspecialty code; the Joint Professional Military Education Senior College, Individual Augmentee Joint Inter-Service/Agency/Coalition, CATF Surgeon, and Executive Medicine Additional Qualifier Designators. His personal awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards); Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards); Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal as well as multiple unit, service, and campaign awards.