CAPT Kimberly A. Zuzelski, MSC, USN
Commanding Officer, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Captain Zuzelski spent most of her school years in Colorado where she completed her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Accessioned through the Healthcare Scholarship Collegiate Program, Captain Zuzelski commissioned as an Ensign in July 1994.  She reported to Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Illinois, where she served in Clinical Nutrition and Assistant Department Head in Nutrition Management. 

Selected for full-time duty under instruction, Captain Zuzelski completed her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition through Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois in 1998.  She reported to Naval Hospital Guam where she worked extensively with the transition of medical food services from government to a base operating support contract. 

Captain Zuzelski’s next assignment in 2001 took her to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, California, where she served as the Nutrition Management Department Head, which also encompassed bachelor enlisted housing.  During this tour, her staff earned the command’s first Five Star Elmo Zumwalt award.  She attained National Board Certification as a Diabetes Educator and served as the Director of Ancillary Services.  She transferred to Naval Hospital Bremerton, Washington in June 2004 as Head of Patient Education that integrated case management, patient education, health promotion, and clinical nutrition services.  While there, she deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, achieved National Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics, and was selected as Deputy Director of Branch Clinics. 

Selected for full-time duty under instruction, Captain Zuzelski completed her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition through Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois in 1998.  She reported to Naval Hospital Guam where she worked extensively with the transition of medical food services from government to a base operating support contract. 

From June 2007 to April 2010, Captain Zuzelski was the Nutrition Management Department Head prior to her transition to lead Quality Management at the Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan.   She completed her Master of Public Health degree with a leadership focus through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, and obtained a secondary subspecialty code in Healthcare Administration.  From 2008 to 2011, she also served as consultant to the Navy Surgeon General as the Dietetics Specialty Leader.

In 2010, Captain Zuzelski returned to Naval Hospital Bremerton where she continued clinical care, but fleeted up to be the Director for Administration during the incumbent’s one year deployment.  She subsequently deployed as the Director for Administration to the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan from June 2012 to June 2013.

Captain Zuzelski reported to the Chief of Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee in July 2014, where she was assigned as the Healthcare Clinician and Senior Medical Service Corps detailer for nearly 2,500 officers.   

Selected as Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Executive Officer, Captain Zuzelski returned to the Pacific Northwest in April 2016.  She was dual hatted as the Commanding Officer for a 150 bed Expeditionary Medical Facility, and led her team to achieve certification as the first Tier I platform in over a decade.  In 2016 she became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Naval Hospital Bremerton was also an Initial Operating Capability site for successful deployment of the Department of Defense’s new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS. 

Captain Zuzelski assumed command of Naval Health Clinic Hawaii on July 20, 2018.

Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (six awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards).

CAPT Kimberly D. Davis, MC, USN
Commanding Officer, Naval Health Clinic Annapolis

Captain Davis grew up in a family of Navy physicians. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin and received her United States Navy commission in June 1992. Captain Davis graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Medical School in 1996 and completed a Transitional Year Internship at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda. After serving as a General Medical Officer at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, she continued training at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Ophthalmology Residency Program. Following graduation, Captain Davis was assigned as Navy Staff Ophthalmologist and Department Head at Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and Naval Hospital Pensacola, Florida. She was then competitively selected for Full-time Out-Service fellowship training in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma at UCLA’s prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute, becoming one of two glaucoma sub-specialists in Navy Medicine.

Shortly after reporting to Naval Medical Center San Diego, Captain Davis volunteered to lead the USNS Mercy Humanitarian Ophthalmology team during Pacific Partnership 2008. During this Southeast SE Asia mission, Captain Davis mentored international surgeons and residents, providing sight-restoring surgery in five countries. An established leader in Navy Graduate Medical Education, she served three years as both NMCSD Transitional Year Program Director and as the Navy Surgeon General’s Medical Corps Specialty Leader on Intern Matters. Captain Davis reported as Director Public Health Services Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in August 2012. Four months later, Captain Davis was selected and served two and a half years as Director of Surgical Services with oversight of a $56 million budget and 1,100 personnel in 13 diverse departments including the Navy’s most productive Labor Deck and Operating Rooms. She assumed the position as Executive Officer, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii in May 2015, leading 750 personnel in the day-to-day operations of 6 geographically dispersed medical facilities, supporting the Rim of the Pacific Exercise, embedding medical health on submarines, designing a $100M Marine Corps Base Hawaii MILCON project for unified USMC dental and medical support, and collaborating for quality healthcare across the Hawaii Enhanced Multiservice Market.

Captain Davis assumed command of Naval Health Clinic, Annapolis on 09 June 2017.

In addition to being a board certified ophthalmologist, Captain Davis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American College of Surgeons (ACS), and American Glaucoma Society. In 2010, Captain Davis was peer-selected to serve on the Women in Ophthalmology Board of Directors.  She received recognition as the 2014 Military Health System Navy Junior Female Physician Leader of the Year.  Captain Davis is a Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and was named the Brenau University 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student in Healthcare Management upon completion of her Master in Business Administration degree.  In May 2017, she received the ACHE Executive Program Scholarship and was recognized with the 2017 ACHE Navy Regent Senior-level Healthcare Executive Award. She is an active reviewer for the American Journal of Ophthalmology and represented the ACS in the AAO Leadership Development Program Class of 2018.  NHCA was recognized with the 2018 MHS Advancement Toward High Reliability in Healthcare Award. Captain Davis’ personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Overseas Service Medal, Sea Service Medal, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.  She holds the designation of Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer and additional qualification designators for Commander, Amphibious Task Force Surgeon and Joint Medical Executive Skills Program – Executive Medicine.

CAPT Jeffrey J. Klinger, MSC, USN
MSC Career Planner, BUMED

Captain Klinger, a native of Wethersfield, Connecticut, earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Connecticut in 1992.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and was trained as Hospital Corpsman.  Enlisted duty stations include Naval Hospital Oakland, CA, USS WASP (LHD 1) and Naval Hospital Groton, CT.  In 1999 he earned a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of New Haven and was selected for commission through the Medical Service Corps In-Service Procurement Program.

His first assignment as an Officer was with Fleet Surgical Team Four in Little Creek, VA.  He deployed onboard the USS WASP (LHD 1) and USS BATAAN (LHD 5).  He also deployed to NAVCENT Bahrain following the attack on the USS COLE (DDG 67).  In 2001 he transferred to the Naval Health Clinic in Portsmouth, NH.  In 2003 he deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Cuba, Camp Delta, Detention Hospital to serve as Director for Administration.

In 2004 he transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain as the Department Head for Patient Administration and Operations Management.  He also served as Legal Officer.  In 2008 he transferred to Navy Personnel Command 4415, Millington, TN to serve as Placement Officer and then as Detailer for Medical Corps Officers.  In 2010 he deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti where he served as Officer in Charge for the Expeditionary Medical Facility.  He returned to Millington to PERS 80 where he served as Selection Board Sponsor and Deputy, PERS 80.

In 2013 he reported to Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA to serve as Director for Administration.  Following that tour he transferred to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery to serve as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief, Readiness & Health, first under RADM Elaine Wagner and then RADM Bruce Gillingham.  In 2018 he became the Career Planner for the Medical Service Corps.

Captain Klinger’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (4), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3).  He is married to Erica Klinger and they have three children – Zoee age 24, Leif age 21, and Tatum age 16.  The Klingers reside in Fairfax Station, VA.

CAPT David N. Breier, MSC, USN
Assistant Deputy Chief, M8, BUMED

CAPT David Breier has been assigned to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery since June 2016. He currently serves as Assistant Deputy Chief, Financial Management.  He also served as Director of Inspections for the Office of the Medical Inspector General.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, CAPT Breier graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1984 with a major in Accounting. Prior to joining the Navy, he worked as a Cost Accountant and General Accounting Supervisor from 1984 through 1990. He received his commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Naval Reserve in 1990 and was later selected for transfer to the Regular Navy. CAPT Breier attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA where he received his Master of Science in Systems Management in 1999 with a major in Financial Management.

His assignment prior to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery was as Executive Officer of Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.  He was responsible for oversight of all daily operations at the command.

CAPT Breier’s earlier tours included positions at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as Assistant Chief of Staff for Resource Management; Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as Assistant Deputy Chief, Resource Management/Comptroller, Deputy Director, Accounting and Medical Inspector General team member; U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan as Director for Administration; Naval Hospital Jacksonville as the Director for Resource Management; Navy Personnel Command as a Medical Service Corps Assignments Officer; Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as a Financial Analyst; USS Peleliu (LHA-5) as Medical Administrative Officer; Comptroller of U.S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, CA. He began his career at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA in the Financial Management and Healthcare Planning Departments.

CAPT Breier has completed Command Leadership School, Naval Justice School Senior Officer Course, Advanced Medical Department Officer Course (AMDOC), Intermediate Officer Leadership Training Course, Financial and Material Management Training Course (FMMTC), the Interagency Institute and the TRICARE Financial Management Executive Program (TFMEP).

CAPT Breier is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal and the Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer insignia.

CAPT Todd L. Wagner, MC, USN
Commander, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center

Captain Wagner is a native of Grand Junction CO. He is a 1986 graduate of the United States Naval Academy (USNA) with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. After graduation from USNA, Captain Wagner completed Surface Warfare Officer Training in San Diego and subsequently served aboard USS Peleliu (LHA-5) and in various other assignments as a Surface Warfare Officer from 1987-1994.

He was then accepted into the Naval Health Profession Scholarship Program and graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. He then completed a transitional internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1999 before reporting to Undersea Medical Officer Training, in Groton CT and Panama City Florida. His first duty station as an Undersea Medical Officer was as the Medical Department Head of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Eleven, Whidbey Island WA from 2000-2002.

In 2005, Captain Wagner then completed his Preventive Medicine residency training at the University of California at San Diego. After graduation from residency training, he began a tour as the Preventive Medicine Officer, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune NC. During this tour, he has deployed twice to Iraq as the Preventive Medicine Officer for Multinational Forces West. While deployed, he had responsibility for the Force Health Protection of over 30,000 multinational forces on numerous Forward Operating Bases in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. From June 2007 to August 2008, Captain Wagner served as Operational and Staff Liaison at the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center located on FT Detrick, Frederick MD.

His next assignment, from August 2008 to July 2011, was as the Officer in Charge (OIC), Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit 2 (NEPMU-2) located in Norfolk, VA. As the OIC of the Navy’s largest NEPMU, he was responsible for disease surveillance and public health and Force Health Protection oversight supporting six geographic combatant commands and hundreds of operational commands and military treatment facilities in an area of responsibility covering nearly half of the globe.

CAPT Wagner then served from July 2011 to June 2014 as the Director of Public Health Services at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA. As Director, he managed the delivery of complex Public Health services to over 200 US Marine Corps and Navy commands located on a 600 square mile base, touching 5 surrounding counties. His next assignment, from June 2014-August 2016 was as the Executive Officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota Spain where he guided the day-to-day operations and activities of this overseas, inpatient medical facility.    

He took command of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center in August 2016. In this role he is responsible for guiding the strategic vision and providing executive leadership to a 750 person enterprise made up of a headquarters staff and field activities including the Naval Dosimetry Center, the Navy Bloodborne Infection Management Center, the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, all four Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Units, two Navy Drug Screening labs, and two Navy Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene labs. Under his leadership the Center is also responsible for Navy public health policy development relating to environmental management programs, disease and vector surveillance, public and population health analytics, as well as health promotion and wellness program Navy-wide.  Captain Wagner is board certified in Preventive Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).

CAPT Thomas J. Piner, MSC, USN
Comptroller, Naval Medical Center San Diego

A native of San Diego, California, Captain (CAPT) Piner enlisted in the U.S. Army in March of 1994. During his enlistment he served as All-Source Intelligence Analyst for the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade and the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific. While enlisted, CAPT Piner earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration. Shortly thereafter he accepted a direct commission into the U.S. Navy as a Medical Service Corps officer.
In August 1999, he reported to Naval Hospital Lemoore, California and assumed various leadership positions including department head of Managed Care, division officer of a remote flight line clinic, and Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence Officer.

In February 2002, CAPT Piner took an assignment as the Medical Administration Officer/Radiation Health Officer aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN-68). During his assignment the ship deployed for eight months to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. For outstanding performance, the ship received the “Battle E” award and the coveted “Blue M” award for Medical Readiness. During the tour, he achieved qualifications as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.

In June 2004, CAPT Piner was selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California for a Master of Science degree in Operations Research. His follow-on assignment was at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), Directorate for Resource Management to provide advanced quantitative analysis. During this time, he assumed the Associate Comptroller position where he was instrumental in managing a $540M budget.
In November 2010, he reported to Naval Hospital Lemoore as the Director for Resource Management. Shortly after arriving he received orders to Task Force Medical South/NATO Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan as the Comptroller and Logistics Officer for all Navy medical units in Southern Afghanistan.

Following a competitive selection process, CAPT Piner was selected as the Director for Administration, U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan. The responsibilities of this position include facilities, logistics, patient administration, human resources, food service, operation managements, and clinical nutrition. As the chair of the Environment of Care (EOC) Committee he led the hospital through the Joint Commission Survey and received a perfect score in the EOC, Life Safety, and Emergency Management assessment.

In 2015, he was selected as the Director for Resource Management of NMCSD, the largest military treatment facility in the Navy. As a key member of the executive leadership team he is responsible for advising the Commanding Officer on the management of a billion dollars in resources.

CAPT Piner’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medals from the Joint Services, Army, and the Navy, and various service awards. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and a Certified Defense Financial Manager.

CDR Michael J. Gregonis, MSC, USN
Director, Medical Inspector General

Commander Michael J. Gregonis joined the Navy in September 1986 under the Sea-Air Mariner program.  Under this program he completed Basic Training and Hospital Corpsman “A” School in San Diego and Field Medical Service School in Camp Lejeune in 1987 and then immediately affiliated with the Navy Reserve.  In 1990, Commander Gregonis was recalled to Active Duty in support of Operation Desert Storm and remained on regular Active Duty upon completion of his recall orders.  In January 1991, he reported to Nuclear Medicine Technologist training in Bethesda, MD and was a staff technologist at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda from 1992 until transferring to the Command Career Counselor’s office in 1996. 

Commander Gregonis was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps in June 1999.  His first officer assignment was Department Head for Plans and Analysis at Naval Hospital Charleston, SC.  In January 2002, he attended the Financial and Materiel Management Training Course and was assigned to Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit-Seven in Sigonella, Italy as the Administrative Officer/Resource Manager.  In April 2004 he was assigned to Naval Dental Center Gulf Coast as the Director for Resources until that Command integrated with Naval Hospital Pensacola in 2005, where Commander Gregonis became the Deputy Comptroller.  From October 2005-March 2006, Commander Gregonis deployed to Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay as the Director for Administration for the Joint Medical Group.  In April 2007, Commander Gregonis was assigned to United States Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy as the Director for Resource Management.  During this assignment, he was appointed as interim Director for Administration for nine months during a deployment of the incumbent.  In June 2010, Commander Gregonis reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville as the Director for Resource Management, where he led a staff of 40 and managed a Command budget of $120M.  In June 2013, Commander Gregonis reported to the Navy Professional Development Center as the Course Director for the Financial and Materiel Management Training Course and TRICARE Financial Management Executive Program.  He was appointed as Assistant Specialty Leader for the 80 member Resource Management officer community in 2015. 

In July 2015, Commander Gregonis was assigned to a hot-fill billet as the Director for Resource Management at United States Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay.  During that assignment, Commander Gregonis, served in a number of additional roles including another assignment as an Interim Director for Administration during a four month gap between incumbents and as Executive Officer when needed.  In December 2017, he reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the staff financial programs inspector for the office of the Medical Inspector General.   Commander Gregonis’ awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal (3); the Joint Commendation Medal; the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2) as well as several unit and service commendations.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, and a Master of Health Services Administration degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. 

He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers.  He is married to Michelle Marie (Currier) Gregonis.  They have two children: son Rogan (age 14) and daughter Chelsea (age 10).

CDR Marcy M. Morlock, MSC, USN
Director for Administration, USNH Yokosuka

A native of Eureka, South Dakota, Commander Morlock graduated in 1998 from the University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and completed her Master of Business Administration in 2001. Following graduate school, she received a direct commission as a Lieutenant Junior Grade, in the Medical Service Corps. She reported to Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island and graduated in November.
Commander Morlock began her career as a healthcare administrator at Naval Hospital Lemoore, California. She quickly adapted to military life serving as the Department Head of Customer Relations and Health Benefits Advisors. Her final year at Naval Hospital Lemoore was dedicated to establishing the Clinic Manager role for the primary care outpatient clinics.

In August 2004, Commander Morlock completed the Patient Administration Course at Naval Medical Education and Training Command at Bethesda, Maryland. She reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy in October 2004, where she served as the Department Head of Patient Administration until April 2007.

In May 2007, she reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) in Washington, D.C. where she was assigned to Medical Operations, serving as a subject matter expert for Navy Medicine Patient Administration. In December 2007, she was hand-selected to architect the new BUMED Medical Service Corps Fellowship recruiting and retention position.

In February 2009, she volunteered to serve as the Medical Regulating Control Officer onboard the USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20) during Continuing Promise 2009 humanitarian mission to the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. While deployed, she qualified as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer.

Commander Morlock was selected in March 2010 to be the Navy Healthcare Administrator for the White House Medical Unit. She served as the senior healthcare administrator for a joint service unit that provided 24-hour healthcare to the President, Vice President and First Family.

In February 2013, she reported as the Officer in Charge of Branch Health Clinics at Dahlgren, Virginia, and Indian Head, Maryland. She was promoted to Director of Branch Clinics, June 2014, overseeing three outlying clinics, under Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River. In August 2016, she reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan and currently serves as the Director for Administration.

Commander Morlock’s decorations include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, 2 gold stars; Navy Commendation Medal, 2 gold stars; Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon with one bronze star and various other service decorations. She is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

LCDR Joseph M. Fromknecht, MSC, USN
Administrative Officer, Naval Station Norfolk BHC

LCDR Fromknecht was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania by his parents Joseph and Pattie. He has two sisters, Elissa and Sarah; and is married to the former Julie Lynn Kashuba.

LCDR Fromknecht received his Bachelors of Art degree in Psychology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in May of 2004 and his Masters in Healthcare Administration from The University of Scranton in May of 2007. While at The University of Scranton he applied for and was accepted into the Health Services Collegiate Program in the fall of 2005. LCDR Fromknecht attended Officer Indoctrination School in January of 2007 with follow on orders to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP).

At NMCP, he was the Division Officer for the Plans, Operations and Medical Intelligence (POMI) Division. His primary responsibilities were to ensure that those who were selected for deployment were administratively and physically cleared to deploy. LCDR Fromknecht had the honor to deploy to Expeditionary Medical Facility, Kuwait in June of 2008. While deployed he served as the Medical Regulations Officer responsible for all patient evacuations in Kuwait and Southern Iraq.

LCDR Fromknecht reported to Officer Training Command Newport in March of 2010 as the Lead Instructor for Officer Development School (ODS). He successfully revamped the training program for ODS and was responsible for the successful transition of each new accession from student to Naval Officer.

In June of 2013 LCDR Fromknecht reported to U.S. Naval Hospital Guam as the Department Head for Staff Education and Training. During his tenure he worked closely with the Transition Team to ensure that all training requirements were met prior to the commands move into the replacement facility. Subsequently he was appointed as the Department Head for Human Resources and was responsible for all receipts and transfers, civilian personnel actions, command correspondence, directives, POMI and the Operations Support Office.

In July 2016, LCDR Fromknecht reported to Branch Health Clinic, Naval Station Norfolk to serve as the Administrative Officer for the largest Branch Health Clinic across Navy Medicine and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of four geographically separate medical and dental clinics. In August 2017, he deployed to the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit and served as the Director for Administration and Operations Officer for the only Role 3 medical unit in Southern Afghanistan.

His military decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, and the National Defense Medal.