Naval Medical Research Unit Six is a biomedical research laboratory in Lima Peru with 16 active duty and 300 civilians. Its central goal is to distinguish irresistible aliments dangers of military and general wellbeing significance and to create and assess intercession and times to relieve those in danger. The lab built in 1983, consists of almost 4 acres of office and lab space in Lima.
The command began with 4 US Navy Active duty arriving under the Officer in Charge, CDR Michael Kilpatrick on January 20, 1983. In 1998, NAMRU-6 became a part of the Naval Medical Research center which later changed it status from a detachment of NMRC with an officer-in-charge to a full command, NAMRU-6 with a commanding officer in 2010. Today’s current commander is Caption Guillermo Pimentel and has had more than 150 collaborative projects in 11 different countries throughout Center and South America.