Captain Timothy Wilks was born at Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from Keller High School in Keller, Texas and attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas graduating with a degree in Biology. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas in 1999 and completed his Masters in Health Administration through Ohio University in 2018.
Captain Wilks completed his internship in pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas prior to moving to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where he was a medical officer with 2d Medical Battalion. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 26 Marine Expeditionary Force (MEU) as the Medical Officer and Medical Detachment Officer in Charge for the MEU Service Support Group 26. Upon finishing his operational tour, Captain Wilks transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to complete his pediatric residency. He then relocated to United States Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan as a general pediatrician. Captain Wilks was selected for fellowship training in developmental behavioral pediatrics and transferred to Madigan Army Medical Center to complete his training. He served as fellowship faculty and acting associate fellowship program director before relocating to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina as a developmental pediatrician. While at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, he served as the pediatric department head, the Director for Medical Services, and the Navy Developmental Pediatrics Specialty Leader. During his time as a director, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune transitioned to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune and achieved Level III Trauma verification. Captain Wilks then served as an inspector for the Medical Inspector General before transferring to Headquarters Marine Corps Health Services as the Director for Clinical Support Services. He is currently serving as the Executive Officer Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego.
Captain Wilks is board certified in pediatrics and developmental behavioral pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His personal awards include Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal (two awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.