Commander Vincent L. DeCicco is currently the Director of Clinical Programs at Headquarters Marine Corp (Health Services) having arrived onboard in September 2012. He entered the Navy through the Health Professions Scholarship Program while attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in 1993. As an undergraduate he earned a Bachelor of Science from St. Bonaventure University in 1989.
After completing an internship in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida in 1994, Dr. DeCicco was assigned as the Regimental Surgeon, 4th Marine Regiment, 3d Marine Division, Okinawa, Japan. Upon completion of his tour he returned to Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida completing his training in Family Medicine and attained Board Certification from the American Board of Family Medicine. CDR DeCicco was assigned to Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy as a staff Family Physician and became board certified in 1999.
In 2001, CDR DeCicco transferred to Naval Medical Clinic, Patuxent River, Maryland where he was the Department Head for Primary Care. After this tour he was assigned as Medical Department Head aboard USS Tarawa (LHA-1) and deployed in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
CDR DeCicco transferred to Naval Medical Center, San Diego in 2006 where he was assigned as the Branch Head for the Branch Clinic at Naval Training Center, San Diego. During this tour he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Shock Trauma Platoon leader with 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. In 2008 he was selected to be the Group Surgeon, 2d Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Deploying in this role in January 2009, he oversaw all level II medical care in Al Anbar Province, Iraq and actively led the Medical Force reduction planning for the United States Marine Corps drawdown from Iraq.
In October 2010, he assumed the duties of Department Head, Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. CDR DeCicco directed the implementation of the Medical Home Port model while maintaining an educational atmosphere within the Department enabling the co-located Family Residency Program to receive a 5 year accreditation from the ACGME. He departed the command in September 2012 to assume his current position.