Greetings Healthcare Executives!

The 2023 RDML Lewis E. Angelo Symposium (LEAPS) Committee is excited to host you in Chicago for this year’s symposium!

Our theme for 2023 was "Bolder Leaders, Brighter Futures: Creating a Transformational Culture in Navy Medicine"

We appreciate your continuing support in building and shaping the future success of our Military Healthcare System and we’re looking forward to seeing you at LEAPS 2024!

2023 LEAPS Chairman: LCDR Bill Lawson at [email protected]


The Rear Admiral Lewis E. Angelo Professional Symposium grew out of a small gathering of Medical Service Corps Officers meeting in  conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress on Administration.

From its earliest days in the late 1970s, this Navy meeting focused on providing current military healthcare information to Navy Medical Department Officers. In recognition of the strong support provided by our then Chief of the Medical Service Corps, the Symposium was named in his honor upon his retirement in 1987. In that same year, Rear Admiral Angelo was presented the Silver Medal Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives in recognition of his lifetime professional achievements as a healthcare executive.

Rear Admiral Angelo enlisted in the Navy in 1948 and was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps in 1958. He was the first Medical Service Corps officer selected for flag rank and assumed duties as Director, Medical Service Corps and also served as Deputy Commander for Readiness and Logistics, and Deputy Commander for Personnel Management in 1982.

LEAPS Committee provides


Book a mentorship session and learn from our leaders in the fleet.

Detailer Meeting

We are currently working on inviting detailers for an opportunity to discuss orders and other career questions you may have.

Networking and Learning (Get your tickets here)

We are planning exciting events for LEAPS ! Please keep an eye for RSVPs and event details here on our website.

Support Navy LEAPS!


LEAPS 2023 Coins

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Our team

LCDR William “Bill” Lawson

2023 LEAPS Committee Chair

CDR Eugene Smith

Navy Regent