Rear Adm. Clinton Faison, deputy surgeon general of the U.S. Navy, has been nominated byÂ President Barack Obama as surgeon general for the service branch and chief of theÂ Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
The Defense Department said ThursdayÂ Faison is also in line to receive a promotion to the rank of vice admiral.
Faison also currently serves as deputy chief at BUMED and is based in Falls Church, Virginia.
He has previously held command roles with Navy Medicine West, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton,Â U.S. Expeditionary Medical Facility – Kuwait andÂ U.S. Medical Task Force – Kuwait.
He has supportedÂ Operation Tomodachi and oversaw U.S. healthcare operations andÂ medical logistics in the Middle East.
Faison, who has board certification in pediatrics, also works as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and is a senior member of theÂ American College of Physician Executives.