Capt.(ret) Victoria Anne Cassano M.D., 2004
Victoria began diving in 1977 and advanced to PADI Instructor certification by 1980. She entered the Navy to attend medical school, while there she became a certified Navy diver and dived with the British saturation diving team while conducting Submarine Escape research. Victoria subsequently trained as an Undersea Medical Officer and became certified in surface supplied and mixed gas diving. She is one of the first women to have qualified for submarine dolphins". Victoria has spent her career in "operational undersea medicine". She is board certified in Occupational /environmental Medicine and in Undersea and Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine. She has been an associate professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where she Directed a graduate program in Undersea and Aviation Medicine. After retirement she was the Director of radiation and Physical Exposures; Acting Chief Consultant in Environmental Health and the Senior Medical Advisor in the Office of Disability and Medical Assessment. She is currently the Director of Military Public Health for the Assistant Secretary of Defense- Health Affairs.