Upon completion of his training Dr. Basile was stationed at the Navy’s Flagship Hospital, the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The hospital then combined with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to become Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where Dr. Basile was appointed as Assistant Chief of Plastic Surgery and the Director of Microsurgery. During his time at Walter Reed, Dr. Basile was a leader in wounded warrior care, helped nurture the breast reconstruction program and expanded the aesthetic offerings at the hospital. His accomplishments on both the national and international level led to faculty appointments at both the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh. He had the privilege of being a part of the first bilateral arm transplant at Johns Hopkins and continues his collaboration with these institutions. Dr. Basile also served as the Commanding Officer for the Department of Defense’s yearly humanitarian cleft lip and palate mission where they have helped thousands of patients over the last ten years.