Joseph Bonvie

U.S. Navy Captain (Ret.) Dr. Joseph Bonvie is a retired U.S. Navy Operational Psychologist who currently serves as the Senior Director of Clinical Services for Home Base. His 21 years of active-duty service includes multiple Joint Special Operations Forces deployments and support of overseas contingency operations throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. During his Navy career, Dr. Bonvie has held several senior leadership positions within the Department of Defense, to include Force Psychologist for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Director of Operational Psychology for two Naval Special Warfare Major Commands, Chief Consultant for Navy Operational Psychology (2013 to 2018), and the inaugural Director of the Navy Operational Psychology fellowship (2014 to 2018). His military awards and decorations include Navy Senior Psychologist of the Year (2014), Navy Junior Psychologist of the Year (2007), the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal (two awards), and the Presidential Unit Citation (three awards). 

Raised in Newfoundland, Canada, Dr. Bonvie competed as a professional athlete before focusing his efforts on academics. He attended Salem State College where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (1994) and a Masters in Counseling Psychology (1999). He was commissioned into the Navy in 2002 before earning his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2003) from the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Bonvie is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.