Leadership
COMMAND LEADERSHIP

 

 

 
 
COMMANDING OFFICER
 
Captain Jeffrey W. Timby
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
 
 
CAPT Jeffrey Timby arrived at Tripler Army Medical Center as the Deputy Commanding Officer in May 2016. He graduated from Duke University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Medicine followed by completion of internship, residency and fellowship training in Categorical Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in 1991. He was a partner of Medical Associates of Savannah and provided comprehensive consultation in his specialties at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia prior to being commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in 1995.

After commissioning, CAPT Timby was assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida, where he served as the Department Head, Internal Medicine. In 1999, he was selected to attend the Naval Undersea Medical Institute at Groton, Connecticut as an Undersea Medical Officer Candidate. Upon graduation, his first assignment as a Command Surgeon was at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Virginia. In 2001, CAPT Timby was assigned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), Virginia as the Head, Pulmonary Division. During this interval he deployed as the Senior Medical Officer, Shock Trauma Platoon, Combat Service Support Battalion 22, Task Force Tarawa, Operation Iraqi Freedom and as the Officer in Charge, Detention Hospital, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

CAPT Timby joined Joint Task Force Civil Support, Fort Monroe, Virginia in 2005 as the Command Surgeon, providing plans and integration of Department of Defense support to the Lead Federal Agency for domestic consequence management operations after chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive incidents. In 2008, he returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a full-time member of the Pulmonary Critical Care staff, Medical Director of Adult Critical Care and Assistant Director of Medical Services.
In August 2010, he was selected as the Force Surgeon, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) where he served as the Medical Director, Regional Command (Southwest) in support of coalition combat operations for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Upon redeployment in 2012, CAPT Timby was assigned as the Force Surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia and subsequently as the Deputy Director, Health Services, Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps in Arlington, VA from July 2014 through his present assignment.

He is qualified to wear the following military decorations and awards: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Fleet Marine Force Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Marine Combat Unit Insignia, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Outstanding Military Volunteer Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with device and NATO Ribbon. He is qualified as a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer and an Undersea Medical Officer.
 
 
 

 
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EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
Captain Shelley K. Perkins
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
 
Captain Perkins is assigned as the Executive Officer at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.
A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, CAPT Perkins graduated from Whittier College with a BA in Chemistry and then attended Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.  She completed internship in surgery at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda in 1994-95 and then flight surgery training in Pensacola, Florida.  She then served as a flight surgeon with HMM 261 at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, in North Carolina from 1996-1998 where she served on a six month deployment aboard the USS  Kearsarge and on multiple smaller exercises with the wing.
After completion of General Surgery Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth from 1998 to 2002, she then served as a staff general surgeon, Department Head of General Surgery, and Assistant Director of Surgical Services at Naval Medical Center Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, NC.  She deployed to Iraq twice as a General Surgeon in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with both First and Second Medical Battalion in 2003 and 2006. 
From 2006 to 2012, CAPT Perkins was stationed at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan as a staff general surgeon where she also served as Department Head of General Surgery, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and the Director of Surgical Services during her tour.  She was selected for and then completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, in 2013. 
She moved to Naval Medical Center, San Diego in the summer of 2013.  She deployed with First Medical Logistics Battalion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 14.2 where she served as the Chief of Professional Services, as well as a general surgeon.  She then served as the Director for Surgical Services leading over 900 personnel across 14 departments and managed an OPTAR of $36M. Active in teaching medical students and served on the teaching faculty for the General Surgery residency program, she is also an Assistant Professor of the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS) and an Associate Master Clinician, selected in 2014.
She is board certified in general surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and two Navy Commendation medals, in addition to campaign medals, deployment and unit awards.
 
 
 
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COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
 
CMC Michelle L. Brooks
United States Navy
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
 
 
CMDCM (AW) Michelle L. Brooks is a native of Viola, Wisconsin. 
She graduated from Kickapoo High School in 1987 and enlisted in the Navy July 10, 1990.  Upon completion of Recruit Basic Training in Orlando, FL she attended PN “A” school at Naval Training Center Meridian, MS and was meritoriously advanced to Petty Officer Third Class upon graduation.  Master Chief Brooks’ career assignments as a PN include PSD Dallas, TX, Navy Reserve Center Fort Carson, CO, and Navy Reserve Center Quincy, MA.  She converted to NC in January of 1999 and transferred to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Light 84 (HSL-84) in San Diego.  Her follow on tours as an NC include Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 57 (VR-57), Commander, Helicopter Wing Reserve, Task Force Warrior, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Commander, Task Force-IA, and in May of 2011, she was selected for Master Chief and reported to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command as the Reserve Force Career Counselor. 

In February of 2012, Master Chief Brooks was selected for the Command Master Chief program and upon completion of the Command Master Chief Course in July of 2013, she reported to Helicopter Sea Squadron HSC 26 as the Command Master Chief. In May, 2016, she served as the CMC of Naval Station Rota, Spain. Upon her completion of her tour she reported to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune where she is currently serving as the CMC.
 
Her personal awards include 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, 5 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, along with various other personal and unit awards.  Master Chief is qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Park University.  

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