New TROW Director -
Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Elizabeth Niemyer
Rear Admiral Elizabeth Niemyer is currently assigned as the Regional Director of the TRICARE Regional Office – West, San Diego, California, overseeing Managed Care Support contracts and an integrated health care delivery system in twenty-one states covering more than 2,700,000 TRICARE eligible beneficiaries.
Rear Adm. Niemyer is a native of Annapolis, Maryland and attended University of Maryland where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1978. She was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Navy Nurse Corps in 1981. Prior to joining the Nurse Corps she worked as a medical surgical nurse, and a Public Health Nurse for the State of Virginia.
In her distinguished career Rear Adm. Niemyer held numerous clinical nursing and nursing leadership positions at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland, Naval Medical Clinic Quantico, Virginia and Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California. As a Lieutenant Commander she was transferred to Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan as the Risk Manager. During this tour she earned a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Chapman University. Following her Okinawa assignment she was selected to attend graduate school at San Diego State University as a full time student in the Education and Training Management Subspecialty Program. She completed a Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Education Technology in 1994 transferred to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as the Department Head for Staff Education and Training.
Rear Adm. Niemyer has held executive positions at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland where she served Director for Managed Care, Naval Hospital Rota, Spain as the Executive Officer and the Commanding Officer, TRICARE Area Office – Europe as the Executive Director and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.
Rear Adm. Niemyer is a graduate of the Naval War College, Non-resident Program. Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit Medal (Gold Star), Meritorious Service Medal (Gold Star), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and National Defense Medal (Bronze Star).