US Department of Defense
Eric Timmens, a U.S. Navy Commander, currently serves as a program director in the Civil Military Medicine Force Health Protection and Readiness Programs for TRICARE Management Activity in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He is responsible for Health Affairs emergency preparedness and Defense Support for Civil Authorities health policy and response, patient movement policy and the National Disaster Medical System. Commander Timmens is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and various military courses. His civilian education includes BS and MS degrees in Hospital and Health Services Administration (Texas and Duke) and an MS Knowledge Management and Organizational Development (George Mason). Additionally, he attended the National Preparedness Leadership Institute (Harvard) and has post-graduate certificates from Ohio State University and Villanova University.
Commander Timmens was initially commissioned into the Army as a Medical Service Corps officer, where he had assignments as an ambulance platoon leader, tank battalion medical platoon leader, company executive officer, adjutant general, instructor and project officer for the Surgeon General, including numerous overseas deployments and disaster relief efforts. In 1999, Commander Timmens laterally transferred to the Navy, initially serving at the National Naval Medical Center, ultimately as Associate Director for Administration. He subsequently served in numerous positions in military medical administration.