Navy Capt. Joel Roos, formerly fleet surgeon of the Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet, has assumed his new role as commanding officer of the Naval Medical Center San Diego.
The Navy said Monday he succeeds Capt. Jose Acosta, who has been named as lead medical officer for the San Diego-based U.S. 3rd Fleet and will oversee medical readiness programs for sailors and marines onboard ships, submarines and aircraft based in California, Washington and Hawaii.
Roos relieved Acosta of the command during a ceremony held Tuesday at NMCSD and became the 43rd naval officer to lead the medical center.
He most recently managed the 7th Fleet’s operational medical planning and execution efforts as well as theater security cooperation engagements throughout the Western Pacific.
He previously served at NMCSD as deputy commander.