Colonel Ramil C. Codina is the Commander, 92d Medical Group, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. He commands a group consisting of two squadrons delivering highly reliable patient-centered healthcare services to 34,000 beneficiaries assigned to the 92d Air Refueling Wing, 18 partner units, and the local community. His team of 280 personnel restores health, promotes population health through prevention, and enhances human performance. He oversees an $85 million financial program to ensure readiness and operational support for the full range of military missions. Col Codina graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences in 1995, and from the University of Minnesota where he received his Master of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Management in 2009. He received a direct commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in November 1997. Col Codina previously served as the Commander, 5th Medical Support Squadron and 5th Medical Group Deputy Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Minot AFB, North Dakota. In this position, he directly supported an outpatient care facility with 307 employees providing over 70,000 clinic visits and 15,000 referrals annually. He secured and managed financial and manpower resources and was responsible for a $10.4M operating budget as well as $1.5M in War Reserve and Homeland Defense Materials. He also developed and implemented strategic plans, business plans, and policies to effectively support 12,500 beneficiaries at two operational wings housing DoD’s largest Personnel Reliability Assurance Program. Prior to his current assignment, Col Codina was the Commander, 959th Clinical Support Squadron at , Brooke Army Medical Center, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
1995 Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, Texas
2005 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by Correspondence and in Residence
2008 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2009 IDE (in resident credit) Air Force Institute of Technology/Civilian Institute, Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory
Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
2009 Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, Webster University, St Louis, Mo.
2014 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 AFGSC Squadron Commander’s Course, Barksdale AFB, La.
2016 Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, Texas
2021 Combined Senior Leadership Course, by videoconference
2021 AETC Squadron Commander’s Course, by videoconference
2022 USAF Group/Wing Commander’s Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
December 1997 – July 2000, Associate Chief Chemistry Branch, Chief Central Operations Branch, 59th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Group, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
July 2000 – July 2001, Chief Laboratory Services, 51st Medical Group, Osan Air Base (AB), South Korea
July 2001 – August 2004, Chief Hematology and Transfusion Medicine Services, Chief Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Health Clinic Laboratories, 86th/435th Medical Group, Landstuhl, Germany
August 2004 – August 2007, Chief Clinical Lab Element, 375th Medical Group, Scott AFB, Ill.
August 2005 – August 2006, Wing Executive Officer, 375th Airlift Wing, Scott AFB, Ill.
August 2007 – August 2009, AFIT/Civilian Institute Student, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
August 2009 – July 2011, Deputy Director Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; (Deployed January – April 2010 as Wing Executive Officer, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan)
July 2011 – July 2013, Deputy Director Center for Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, TRICARE Medical Activity, Office of the Secretary of Defense Health Affairs, Pentagon, Va.
July 2013 – July 2016, Diagnostics and Therapeutics Flight CC, 325th Medical Group, Tyndall AFB, Florida; (Deployed January 2016 – July 2016 as Diagnostics and Therapeutics Flight Commander, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group, Al Udeid AB, Qatar).
August 2016 – July 2018, Commander 5th Medical Support Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D.
August 2018 – July 2021, Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Flight Commander, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (Deployed June 2020 – January 2021 as Director, Joint Theater Blood Program, US Central Command Forward Headquarters, Al Udeid AB, Qatar).
July 2021 – June 2022, Commander 959th Clinical Support Squadron, JBSA-Ft Sam Houston, Texas
June 2022 – Present, Commander 92d Medical Group, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENT
April 2014 – October 2014, deployed Director, Joint Theater Blood Program Forward, US Central Command Forward Headquarters, Al Udeid AB, Qatar, as a Lieutenant Colonel.
June 2020 – January 2021, deployed Director, Joint Theater Blood Program, US Central Command Forward Headquarters, Al Udeid AB, Qatar, as a Colonel-select.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
NATO Medal with one star
51st Medical Group, Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2000
325th Medical Group Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2013
325th Medical Group Field Grade Officer of the Year, 2014
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 2 January 1997
First Lieutenant 2 January 1999
Captain 2 January 2001
Major 1 April 2007
Lieutenant Colonel 1 July 2013
Colonel 1 July 2021
(Current as of June 2022)