Navy Region Southwest Selected March 2022’s Navy Wounded Warrior of the Month
May 2, 2022 | Story by Megan Trexler | Commander, Navy Installations Command
WASHINGTON – LCDR (Ret.) Jeffery Dewey was selected as the Navy Wounded Warrior of the Month by Navy Region Southwest for March 2022.
Dewey joined the Navy in June 2001. Throughout his career, he served as a Nurse Corps Officer and was stations at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Naval Hospital Guam and Naval Hospital Center San Diego.
After a motorcycle accident in October 2019, resulting in him suffering from post-concussive syndrome consisting of post-traumatic headaches, disequilibrium, memory impairment and chronic insomnia. After almost 21 years, Dewey medically retired in April 2022.
Dewey expressed, “Getting injured and being medically retired was incredibly stressful, for me and my family. We had to change our focus from progressing my career to scrambling to get ourselves ready for me to be out and managing my new list of medical problems.” He continued, “The Navy Wounded Warrior team reached out and took an active interest in our well-being. They really helped me and my family throughout the entire process, tirelessly checking on us, and guiding us to resources we didn’t even know we had access to.”
Since retirement, Dewey shared that he is “taking it easy and spending more time with his family in their forever home.”
Navy Wounded Warrior is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and providing resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually-tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors’ recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.