Meet the NMOTC Commanding Officer
CAPT Theron Toole
Medical Corps, United States Navy
CAPT Toole is a native of Chicago Illinois. He attended Howard University in Washington D.C. He received his Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee in 1987. Doctor Toole was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Reserve in 1989.
CAPT Toole completed Internal Medicine residency at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood Illinois in 1990. He completed training in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston in 1993. He completed Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio in 1994. During residency, CAPT Toole drilled in the Physician Reservist in Medical Universities Program (PRIMUS).
In 1994, he reported to the Navy Aerospace Medical Institute, NAS Pensacola where he completed training leading to designation as a Naval Flight Surgeon. He subsequently served with Marine Aircraft Group 41 at Naval Air Station JRB, Fort Worth. CAPT Toole served as Group Surgeon for MAG 41. He was Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aircraft Group 41 between October 1999 and September 2002. While a reserve officer, he was a partner in Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio until 2004. He held an appointment as staff cardiologist at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio from 1994 to 2004. He was assigned to Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron 209 at Naval Air Facility, Andrews prior to recall to active duty.
In August 2004, CAPT Toole was recalled to active duty for the Navy residency in Aerospace Medicine. He earned a Masters in Public Health from The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston in 2005. CAPT Toole served as Senior Medical Officer USS RONALD REAGAN CVN 76 and Strike Group Surgeon COMMANDER, CARRIER STRIKE GROUP SEVEN (CCSG7) from 2006 to 2009 completing two deployments in support of OEF. CAPT Toole served as the CCSG7 medical lead for Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief effort on Panay, Philippines following typhoon Fengshen in 2008. In 2009, CAPT Toole reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton where he served as Department Head of Internal Medicine and as Chairman for the Executive Committee of Medical Staff. He deployed in 2010 to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response as member of Casualty Receiving Treatment augment onboard USS BATAAN (LHD5). He reported to 3d Marine Aircraft Wing in July 2012 and deployed to Afghanistan as Wing Surgeon (Forward). Upon return to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar he served as 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Surgeon until May 2016. In May 2016, CAPT Toole reported to Naval Health Clinic Quantico as Executive Officer and assumed command in September 2017.
CAPT Toole is a graduate of the US Naval War College CDE command and staff college. He is qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor medical Society. His board certifications include Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine, Interventional Cardiology and Aerospace/Preventive Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and has earned Certified Physician Executive (CPE) designation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and Fellow of the Aerospace Medicine Association. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with gold stars, Air Medal with Strike/Flight numeral 2, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal and various unit and service awards.