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Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms Executive Officer

 CAPTAIN Romeo T. Tizon, MSC, USN 


  A native of the Philippines, Captain Tizon enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Naval Station Subic Bay in 1984. He completed Navy Recruit Training, Hospital Corps School and Pharmacy Technician School in San Diego, California. Following graduation, he reported to Naval Hospital Long Beach, California, in 1985. In 1988, he transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Subic Bay, Philippines. In 1992, he reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, where he served as the Pharmacy Department Leading Petty Officer. During this tour, he was selected as the 1993 Marine Forces Pacific Sailor of the Year and was a 1994 Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year Finalist. In 1995, he was promoted to the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman. He transferred to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida, in 1995 where he served as Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Director for Nursing Services.   In 1997, he was commissioned an Ensign under the Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program for Healthcare Administration.

After graduating with distinction from Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1997, Tizon reported to the 3rd Dental Battalion, 3d Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan, where he served as Executive Officer and Deputy Director for Administration for the Headquarters and Service Company. In 2000, he transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, where he served as Medical Construction Liaison Officer, Public Affairs Officer, and Operating Management Department Head. In 2003, he graduated with honors from the Navy Medicine Fiscal and Material Management Training Course in Bethesda, Maryland.  He was designated a Medical Logistician and Fiscal Officer.

In 2003, Tizon transferred to Blount Island Command, Jacksonville, Florida, serving as the Officer-in-Charge of the Medical Logistics Branch, U.S. Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Force Program. In 2006, he reported to the 3rd Supply Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Groups, Okinawa, Japan, where he served as Commanding Officer of the 3rd Medical Logistics Company and Senior Medical Logistics Planner for the III Marine Expeditionary Force. In 2010, Tizon reported to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Maryland, as the Director for Administration. In 2013, he reported for duty as the Regional Logistician and Interim Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics Directorate, Navy Medicine East. In 2016, he reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, where he served as Director for Administration.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain on September 1, 2018.

Captain Tizon reported to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, California, in June 2019, where he currently serves as the Executive Officer.

He holds a Master of Science in Management from Troy University, a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (5), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Fleet Marine Force Officer Qualification, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Device, and several service and unit awards.