Military Bios

Rear Admiral (Select) Donald R. Gintzig:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Medical Service Corps Commanding Officer, Operational Health Support Unit
Rear Admiral (Select) Donald R. Gintzig earned his bachelorís degree and his masterís degree in Business Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He also completed a Post Masterís Fellowship in Health Care Administration with the George Washington University at South Miami Hospital.
Rear Adm. (Select) Gintzig was commissioned as a Lieutenant (Junior Grade) in the Medical Service Corps in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1983. There, he affiliated with NR MEDCRU 408 serving as Assistant Administrative Officer in 1984. He transferred to NR NH San Diego 110 which later became NR NH Corpus Christi 410 where he served as Administrative and Training Officer. From 1987 through 1988, he served as Officer in Charge and Administrative Officer for NR 4th MARDIV 1/23 Houston, Texas.
From 1988 to 1992, he served as Executive Officer, Administrative Officer and Training Officer with NR NH Corpus Christi 510. He transferred to 4th Med Battalion 4 FSSG Surgical Support Company Bravo where he served as Officer in Charge of Medical Support Element 2B through 1997. He was then selected to serve with Fleet Hospital Fort Dix as Officer in Charge of Detachments J and A through September 2001.
From October, 2001 to September, 2003 he served as Director for Administration for Fleet Hospital, Minneapolis; a 500 bed combat zone hospital. He currently serves as Commanding Officer of Operational Health Support Unit National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, which has nearly 800 members in 25 detachments in nine states.
Rear Adm. (Select) Gintzigís personal Decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four Awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three Awards), Fleet Marine Forces Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Star) and Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with device).
As a civilian, Rear Adm. (Select) Gintzig is President and Chief Executive Officer of Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Executive Vice President of Saint Thomas Health Services where he has responsibility for three of the five hospitals in the system.
He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Association of Medical Service Corps Officers of the Navy and the Navy Reserve Association.
Effective: 6 May 2005


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