Dr. Kong served 21 years in the US Navy supporting operational readiness and providing care to active duty service members, their families and retirees of all branches. He also served as Department Head on board the USS Cleveland LPD-7 deploying to the Persian Gulf and as a General Medical Officer at Regional Support Organization, San Diego, CA, in support of the second largest Surface Ship base in the Navy. As a staff Otolaryngologist, assignments included Department Head at US Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, and Naval Hospital, Bremerton, WA.
Dr. Kong’s military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal. While serving as Department Head at US Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, he received the Award of Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care in 2014 as a result of positive patient feedback expressing his compassionate approach to individualized care.
Dr. Kong retired from the Navy in the summer of 2020 and joined North Kitsap ENT in August 2020.