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We Are HJF

From developing therapeutics and vaccines to halt the spread of deadly diseases to providing comprehensive cancer care to optimizing service member performance and resilience, HJF is at the forefront of military medical research. We serve as a trusted and responsive link between the military medical community, its federal and private partners and customers, as well as millions of American service families, veterans, and civilians who rely every day on the advances and quality of life that result from this work.

While our researchers are testing hypotheses, our administrative and program management teams are balancing budgets, navigating regulatory processes and ensuring daily tasks are efficient and productive. Our services empower investigators and clinicians with the resources they need.

We Are Passionate

We each strive to make a difference by committing ourselves every day to advancing military medicine in our own specific roles. From managing clinical trials, to directing educational meetings and events, to combating epidemics with international partners, HJF’s diverse team has the know-how to best accomplish the mission.

HJF partners to advance military medicine for our nation’s warfighters. Our Vision—to advance military medicine for the mutual benefit of military and civilian health.

The tenure of an HJF employee is above average because our team loves what they do. We are committed to excellence but also to becoming and remaining difference makers. We place our partners’ success as our top priority, knowing that their success means positive outcomes for our service members and for Americans as a whole—providing breakthroughs and discoveries that eventually spread across this vast and complex world.

The number of HJF employees at the end of fiscal year 2018 is 2,304. More than half have worked for HJF for five years or less.

We Are Collaborative

Who we are is as important as the work we do, because the work we do is shaped by who we are.

View 2018’s selected employee profiles here.

Our team of experienced individuals brings their unique backgrounds and perspectives to work every day. In offices, laboratories and remote global locations, we celebrate our successes together but also learn from our setbacks to be better prepared for the future.

We share lunches, ideas and databases. We understand that our respect for each other translates into a force capable of overcoming the most challenging scientific endeavors. Keeping what makes us us, we always desire improvement and personal growth.

We use our diverse expertise to advance military medicine.

About fifty percent of HJF employees are 30-40 years old, with ages 41 to 61 or older making up 50%

5.99 percent of our employees are military veterans

With a total of 2816 employees, there are 512 HJFMRI employees at the end of Financial Year 2018.

HJF has 839 male employees and 1,465 female employees.

We Are Committed

In 1983, we were only a handful of employees working on a basket worth of projects in a small Rockville, Maryland, office. We were small, but capable.

Today, we number in the thousands and provide everything from reagents to refrigerators. Working around the world, we have grown to support all sizes of requirements and tasks—from small short-turnaround projects to multi-site, complex research programs for the Army, Navy and Air Force. Our partners trust us to staff and manage research programs successfully.

In a bar graph, the distribution by location of employees is represented. The Uniformed Services University has the most number of employees at 1,178. International locations have 491. HJF Headquarters has 305 employees. The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has 163 employees. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center has 139 employees. Naval Research Center has 125 employees. The Air Force Research Laboratory has 74 employees. San Antonio Military Medical Center has 39 employees. Naval Medical Center San Diego has 26 employees. Madigan Army Medical Center has 16 employees. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth has 11 employees. There are 117 employees at other locations around the United States.

Blue and white map showing that HJF works in 14 countries around the globe. The countries include the United States, Georgia, Germany, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Jordan, Thailand and Japan.

We’ve expanded our services throughout the years from program management and human resources to include technology transfer, clinical trial management, regulatory affairs and compliance, event planning, education programs, proposal development, communications and design.

As we round out the year 2018, we are confident that we’ve taken another giant step in advancing military medicine.

We look forward to all future possibilities.





Meet our Leadership

Scoop JacksonSenator Henry "Scoop" Jackson, a Caucasian male in their late 50s in a black and white close up photo.

Henry Martin “Scoop” Jackson was a U.S. congressman and senator from the state of Washington from 1941 until his death in 1983.

For more than 30 years, Jackson was deeply involved in the major issues of American political life, from the drama of the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954 to the liberation of Soviet Jewry in the 1970s. He became an acknowledged authority on national security, energy and environmental issues.

Jackson sponsored the legislation that established the Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, which was named in his honor after his death. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on June 26, 1984.

HJF employee Jennifer Shea holding sign that says We Are HJF

“We should all be very proud of the work being done at HJF.”



HJF employee Abdulwasiu Bolaji Tiamiyu holding sign that says We Are HJF
“I am very passionate about acquiring and disseminating knowledge to people.”