Captain Tim Richardson
Medical Service Corps, United States Navy
Deputy Commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command
Captain Tim Richardson enlisted in the Air Force out of Granville, Ohio. He served as a logistics management specialist, a technical training instructor, and a computer based trainer/instructional systems developer. During his enlistment, he deployed to Saudi Arabia for duty in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, and completed his Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
In 1994, he received his commission in the Navy as a Medical Service Corps officer. He served in various leadership roles at Naval Hospital Corpus Christi, Texas; Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit #6 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and he attended the Naval Postgraduate School (at Monterey, California), earning a Master of Science in Financial Management.
He also served as the Director for Resources at Naval Hospital Lemoore, California; Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Illinois; and Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida.
Captain Richardson transferred to headquarters staff as the deputy commander for Budgeting and for Plans, Analysis and Evaluation at Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical in Bethesda, Maryland. He was responsible for the budget development of the joint Army-Navy medical facilities for the largest military medical integration and construction project in history, totaling over $1.4 billion. He was then selected to represent Navy Medicine on the Chief of Naval Operations OPNAV N80, Programming Division staff, as the Navy’s Defense Health Programs analyst and as a Navy manpower programmer in the Pentagon.
From OPNAV, Captain Richardson assumed duties as the Director for Resource Management and Comptroller at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, the Navy’s largest fleet concentration area. Additionally, he served as the Tidewater region senior Medical Service Corps Chief, and as Navy Medicine’s Financial Management specialty leader. Captain Richardson’s next assignment was as Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, prior to his selection for command.
In August 2017, he became the Commanding Officer of Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), Fort Detrick, Maryland. In 2018, his title was changed to Commander, the Navy’s designation for officers in command with subordinate commanding officers. In April 2019, he assumed the duties as Deputy Commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command, in San Antonio, Texas.
Captain Richardson’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Air Force Commendation Medal, and Air Force Achievement Medal (two awards).