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Captain Jeffrey W. Timby, a native of Wallingford, Pennsylvania, joined Headquarters Marine Corps / Health Services as the Deputy Director in July 2014.  He graduated from Duke University in 1980 and Temple University School of Medicine in 1984.  He completed the Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at the Medical College of Virginia in 1987, followed by the Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Fellowship in 1991.  He was a partner of Medical Associates of Savannah, performing comprehensive Pulmonary and Critical Care consultation at Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, Georgia for four years prior to his commissioning as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy in 1995. After commissioning, LCDR Timby was assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida in 1995 where he served as the Head of the Internal Medicine Department.  

In 1998, he was selected to attend the Naval Undersea Medical Institute, Groton, Connecticut as an Undersea Medical Officer Candidate.  Upon graduation in 1999 and promotion to CDR, he was assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group, Dam Neck, Virginia as the Command Surgeon.  In 2001, he was transferred to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia as the Head of the Pulmonary Division.  During this assignment he deployed as the Senior Medical Officer, Shock Trauma Platoon, Combat Service Support Battalion 22, Task Force Tarawa, Operation Iraqi Freedom and as the Officer In Charge, Detention Hospital, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  In 2005, he was selected for CAPT and was assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support, a standing Joint Task Force under U.S. Northern Command, as the JTF Surgeon.  In 2008, he returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as the Medical Director of Critical Care and Assistant Director of Medical Services.  

In 2010, CAPT Timby was selected as the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Surgeon and deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as the Medical Director, Regional Command (Southwest) from March 2011 to March 2012 in support of coalition combat operations and Afghan National Security Force healthcare development.  Upon returning from Afghanistan, he was selected as the Force Surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia.  In 2014, CAPT Timby was selected as the Deputy Director, Headquarters Marine Corps / Health Services in Arlington, Virginia.

His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with gold star, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Outstanding Military Volunteer Medal, as well as other unit and service awards. 

CAPT Timby has obtained qualifications as an Undersea Medical Officer and the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer designator.

CAPT Timby and his wife, Tracy, have four children, Joshua, Savanna, Patrick and Brendon. 

Deputy Medical Officer of the USMC

CAPT Jeffrey Timby

Medical Corps, US Navy

Deputy Medical Officer of the Marine Corps


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