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Rear Admiral (Select) Gregory A. Timberlake:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Medical Corps Directory of Health Services (N9) Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Mid-Atlantic
A native of Arlington, Va., Rear Admiral (Select) Timberlake took his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia in 1972. He was commissioned in May 1973 through the Armed Forces Health Professional Scholarship Program. His medical degree was received from the University of Virginia in 1977.
He received further medical training in General Surgery at the Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif., and in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery on the Navy sponsored out-service training program at Tulane University School of Medicine and the Charity Hospital of New Orleans.
His shore assignments have included duty as Staff Surgeon, U.S. Naval Hospital San Diego, and as Officer in Charge of Primus Unit 0605A Morgantown, W. Va., and OIC of Naval Reserve Hospital 106, Charleston, W. Va. He served as Director of Surgical Services for Naval Reserve Fleet Hospital Minneapolis for three years beginning in October 1997. Following this, he served with distinction as Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Fleet Hospital CBTZ 500 Minneapolis Platform from October 1, 2000, through October 19, 2002. His current assignment is as Directory of Health Services (N9) for Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Mid-Atlantic.
Overseas duty billets have included Battalion Medical Officer, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3rd Marine Division and Head, Department of Surgery and Director of Surgical Services at the United States Naval Hospital, Rota Spain. While assigned to Naval Hospital, Rota, he was awarded the Spanish Naval Cross from the King of Spain. He also served as OIC of MMART Surgical Team 5 deployed out of U.S. Naval Hospital San Diego.
During Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Timberlake was recalled to active duty and assigned to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. Later he was sent forward to USNS Comfort (T-AH-20).
Rear Adm. (Sel.) Timberlake is also on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the Subcommittee for Advanced Trauma Life Support Course where he is one of the co-authors of the textbook, Advanced Trauma Life Support Course for Physicians®. Previously, he has served as both the Vice-Chair and Chair of the United States Navy Committee on Trauma for the American College of Surgeons. He is currently Professor of Surgery, Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he is also the Director of Trauma and Director of Surgical Critical Care.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, two Navy Commendation Medals, the Combat Action Ribbon, one Battle Efficiency Award, and various other service and campaign awards.
Effective date: 1 October 2004


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