Lieutenant David D. Grow, MSC/USN
Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law
Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-B)
112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022
Lieutenant Grow began his Naval career enlisted as a Hospital Corpsman. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Maryland while on active duty stationed at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC). He attended graduate school at Argosy University, Washington D.C. as an active Navy reservist.
After completing his doctor of psychology he held a private practice at a community mental health clinic in Maryland. He accepted a direct commission as a clinical psychologist in 2008. After officer development school, Dr. Grow was stationed at the National Naval Medical Center as a staff psychologist. He held the collateral duties of command suicide prevention coordinator and officer of the day watchbill coordinator.
In summer 2009, he was deployed as an individual augmentee to the 55th Medical Company Combat Stress Clinic at Camp Liberty, Iraq. Upon returning to NNMC, he was appointed the service chief for the psychological health and traumatic brain injury consult liaison service. This was a multidisciplinary team tasked with providing psychological evaluations and traumatic brain injury screenings on all returning wounded warriors and coordinating mental health services for their family members as necessary. LT Grow came to USNA in June 2011 as an assistant professor in the Leadership, Ethics, and Law Department. He teaches NL200, Introduction to Human Behavior and NL285, The Psychology of Intimate Relationships.