U.S. Navyy BUREAU OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY STRATEGIC ADVISOR
B.S. U.S. Naval Academy; M.A. U.S. Naval War College
About David Oliveria
Captain Oliveria, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography at the United States Naval Academy. He was designated a Naval Aviator and completed operational tours as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot with Patrol Squadron FORTY-SIX, Moffett Field, California, and Patrol Squadron SEVENTEEN, Barbers Point Hawaii. During these assignments he completed deployments to Misawa, Japan; Keflavik, Iceland; Adak, Alaska; and Cubi Point, Republic of the Philippines. As an instructor pilot while assigned to Patrol Squadron THIRTY, Jacksonville, Florida, he served as the Atlantic Fleet Personnel Qualifications Standards Evaluator and Maintenance Material Control Officer, overseeing the maintenance associated with thirty-one P-3 Orion aircraft. He also served as Communications Officer aboard USS MIDWAY then forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. During this tour, he qualified as In-port and Underway Command Duty Officer and Replenishment Conning Officer.
While assigned to the Staff of the Secretary of the Navy, Office of Legislative Affairs, he represented the Department of the Navy’s Operations and Maintenance budget request on Capitol Hill. He later reported to Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN, Jacksonville, Florida, as Executive Officer and assumed command while deployed to Keflavik, Iceland. During his tenure, the squadron attained 185,000 accident-free flight hours and participated in CNO Special Interest Operations in South America.
He received his Master of Arts Degree in National Security and International Affairs from the Naval War College and subsequently selected to serve as a political-military affairs officer at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) where he dealt with issues related to export controls and the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. He was a member of the U. S. Delegation to the Australia Group and served on various overseas delegations for export controls. For his efforts, he was awarded the Secretary of State Meritorious Honor Award, the only uniformed officer of the ACDA to ever receive this award. Following the ACDA assignment, he again joined the staff of the Secretary of the Navy where he served as the Legislative Analyst to the Secretary, Naval Aide and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations & Environment), and later, Naval Aide and Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Navy. He was honorably discharged and retired from active service in February 2001.
In November 2000, he was appointed as Clerk of Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida, at the time the third largest bankruptcy court in the Nation. During his tenure as clerk, he managed the successful transition to paperless files and record keeping for three divisional courts in north and central Florida that included nine judges and a staff of over 250 personnel. In 2001, He received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Court Operations. He returned to the Washington D.C. area and joined CACI International where he served as a business systems analyst at Commander Navy Installations Command (CNIC) in support of the Navy’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. His portfolio included the BRAC actions related to the closure and realignment of the Navy’s medical facilities. In 2007, he joined the staff of Navy Medicine National Capital Area (NAVMED NCA) as the BRAC program manager and successfully led the realignment of the National Naval Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also served as the Regional Facilities Director for NAVMED NCA.
Mr. Oliveria joined the staff of the Headquarters of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and served as the Deputy Chief for Business Operations until he retired from Federal Service in 2022. During this time, he led Navy Medicine’s and the Department of the Navy’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. His personal military awards include the Legion of Merit (x2), the Meritorious Service Medal (x3), the Defense Meritorious Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal (x3). He also received the Judiciary’s Director’s Award and the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award.