A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Rear Admiral Tery Moulton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Western Kentucky University and a master’s in Business Administration from Chaminade University in Honolulu. Moulton is also a graduate of the Naval War College non-resident program.
Moulton received his commission as an ensign in the Medical Service Corps in 1983. He attended Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island, where, upon completion, he received the school’s leadership award. His first assignment was at Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, where he served as the head of Operating Management and Patient Administration departments. In 1985, he reported to the Naval Medical Clinic, Pearl Harbor, where he served in a variety of administrative roles and eventually served as the clinic director, Naval Air Station, Barbers Point, Hawaii. In 1989, he assumed duties as the Medical administrative officer, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) where he completed his assignment after a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm.
Following deployment, he served as the Navy Postgraduate Administrative fellow at the American Hospital Association in Washington, D.C. In 1993, he reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery where he served in the Coordinated Care Division and later as the executive assistant to the Assistant Chief for Plans, Analysis, and Evaluation. In 1995, he was assigned as the director for Administration at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during Operation Sea Signal. From January 1996 until June 1998, he served as the director for Administration, Naval Hospital Cherry Point, N.C. In 1998, he reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the executive assistant to the Deputy Chief. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the director, Health Affairs for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In 2002, he transferred to the TRICARE Northwest Lead Agent Office as the chief of Healthcare Operations and was later selected as the executive director.
Selected for Executive Medicine, he served from 2005 to 2007 as the executive officer, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, and commanding officer of the Fleet Hospital. From 2007 to 2009, Moulton served as the head, Naval Personnel Command’s Medical Officer Distribution Branch. From June 2009 to 2011, Moulton served as the commanding officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan. Following this assignment, Moulton reported as the deputy director, Medical Resources, Plans, and Policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In November 2011, Moulton reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the executive assistant to the Surgeon General of the Navy. In August 2012, he assumed duties as the deputy chief, Medical Operations and the 17th director, Medical Service Corps. In April 2014, Moulton assumed his current duties as commander, Navy Medicine East, Commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, and director, enhanced Tidewater Multi-Service Market Office.
Moulton is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as the Navy pacific regent from 2000 to 2004. He also received the ACHE Governor’s award in 2004 and the Regent’s Sustained Contributions Award in 2005 and 2010.
Moulton’s personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other service and units awards and Surface Warfare Medical department officer qualification.