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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.
Command Master Chief Adolfo Gonzalez was born in Cali Colombia and was raised in Miami, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 25 June 2001 and attended basic training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois with follow on orders to Hospital Corpsman “A” School.
Upon graduating as Class Valedictorian, he selected orders to 1st Marine Division, 29 Palms California and completed Field Medical Service School in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He served as Senior Line Company Corpsman for Kilo Company 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. He deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 21 January 2003 to 05 October 2003, serving as a Platoon Sergeant. He was then selected as the Regimental Commander’s Jump Team Corpsman and deployed in support of OIF-II from 14 February 2004 to 19 November 2004 with Regimental Combat Team 7. He reported to Naval Hospital Twenty-Nine Palms in March 2005 supporting Staff Education and Training, Human Resources, and served as the Assistant Plans, Operations, and Medical Intelligence Officer. In November 2008, he reported to Fleet Surgical Team SEVEN, Okinawa Japan. He was assigned as the Intensive Care Corpsman and Leading Petty Officer. He deployed in support of PHIBLEX, Balikatan, Cobra Gold, Talisman Saber, and disaster relief efforts for the Philippines. He reported to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in January 2011 serving as the Internal Medicine Department Leading Petty Officer and then Leading Chief Petty Officer until January 2014. He reported back to 1st Marine Division in February 2015 as the Leading Chief Petty Officer, 2d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment. He deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit from July 2014 to February 2015 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Upon his return, he was assigned as Leading Chief Petty Officer, Education and Training, and Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Program Manager. He was later assigned as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the 11th Marine Regiment in January 2016. He reported to Naval Health Clinic Quantico in March 2017 and served as the Senior Enlisted Leader for the Directorate for Administration. He was selected into the Command Senior Chief Program in February 2018 and served as the Interim Command Master Chief from March 2018 until September 2018. From February 2019 until September 2021, he served as the first Command Senior Chief for NROTC Unit, Texas A&M University, and as Associate Professor of Naval Science. From November 2021 until November 2022, he served as the Command Master Chief for Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron ONE ONE THREE (VAW-113).
Command Master Chief Gonzalez assumed the duties of Command Master Chief for Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command San Diego in November 2022.
Command Master Chief Gonzalez is qualified as an Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist – Ground Combat Element, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Command Master Chief / Chief of the Boat Course, United States Marine Corps First Sergeant / Master Sergeant Seminar, and Recruit Division Commander “C” School. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Combat Action Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (two awards), and numerous campaign, unit, and service awards.