Lieutenant Commander Joseph M. Fromknecht, MSC, USN

Interim Executive Officer​
LCDR Joseph Fromknecht is a native of Girard, Pennsylvania.  He received his Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in May of 2004 and his Masters in Healthcare Administration from The University of Scranton in May of 2007.  While at The University of Scranton he applied for and was accepted into the Health Services Collegiate Program in the fall of 2005.  LCDR Fromknecht attended Officer Indoctrination School in January of 2007 with follow on orders to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP).
At NMCP, he was the Division Officer for the Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence Division.  His primary responsibilities were to ensure that those who were selected for deployment were administratively and physically cleared to deploy.  LCDR Fromknecht deployed to Expeditionary Medical Facility, Kuwait in June of 2008 where he served as the Medical Regulations Officer for all patient evacuations in Kuwait and Southern Iraq.
 LCDR Fromknecht reported to Officer Training Command Newport in March of 2010 as the Lead Instructor for Officer Development School (ODS).  He successfully revamped the training program for ODS and was responsible for the successful transition of each new accession from student to Naval Officer.
 In June of 2013 LCDR Fromknecht reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam as the Department Head for Staff Education and Training.  There he worked closely with the Transition Team to ensure that all training requirements were met prior to the commands move into the replacement facility.  Subsequently he was appointed as the Department Head for Human Resources for his remaining 2 years.
 In July 2016, LCDR Fromknecht reported to Branch Health Clinic, Naval Station Norfolk to serve as the Administrative Officer for the largest Branch Health Clinic system and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of five geographically separate medical and dental clinics.  In August 2017, he deployed to the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit and served as the Director for Administration and Operations Officer.
 LCDR Fromknecht reported to Navy Medicine Training Support Center as the Director for Administration in May 2019. He is responsible for all administrative functions for the largest school house in the U.S. Navy. Additionally, he liaises with his tri-service counterparts to ensure the successful operations of all entry level and secondary schools. Furthermore, he worked hand-in-hand with joint base leadership and his command to ensure that all policies and regulations were adhered to during the COVID-19 pandemic keeping both the staff and students safe.
His military decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, and the National Defense Medal.​ 
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