Capt. Eleanor Valentin Nominated for Rear Admiral
Navy Capt. Eleanor V. Valentin has been nominated for appointment to the rank of rear admiral (lower half). Valentin is currently serving as
chief of staff, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Previously, Valentin was the director, Regional Operations, in the office of the secretary of defense (Health Affairs), TRICARE Management Activity (TMA). Thereshe led staff and joint service teams in developing plans and strategies to implement statutory and policy guidance for the delivery of health care services to eligible beneficiaries worldwide.
She was TMA's primary liaison and advisor to 11 CONUS and three OCONUS TRICARE Regional Offices. Her responsibilities included initiating actions to enhance the Military Health System's operational efficiency, through integration of several multi-billion dollar purchased health care contracts with health care provided in DoD military treatment facilities. Valentin has achieved fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Academy of Healthcare Management.