Captain Darryl B. Sol
Nurse Corps, United States Navy
Captain Darryl Bien Sol, a native of San Diego, California, studied at the University of Southern California on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. In 1997, he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy Nurse Corps.
He began his Navy career at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and worked on the Medical/Surgical ward and Emergency Medicine Department. His next duty assignment was at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he was a team leader in the Emergency Medicine Department. During his tour, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom aboard the USS Boxer (LHD-4) as an augmentee for the casualty receiving and treatment ship from February to May 2003. In July 2003, he successfully became a Board Certified Emergency Nurse.
Selected for full time duty under instruction for emergency/trauma, Captain Sol attended the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He completed his Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with an emergency/trauma focus and his post-Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner in 2007. For his utilization tour, he reported to Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms where he was the Department Head of the Emergency Medicine Department. During this tour, he deployed as an individual augmentee for Joint Forces Medical Group, Helmand Province, Afghanistan at Camp Bastion Role 3 Hospital from September 2009 to April 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
In November 2010, he transferred to Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan where he assumed the duties as Department Head of the Emergency Medicine Department and played an integral part in the hospital move from Camp Lester to the new facility on Camp Foster. In June 2013, he was selected as Interim Director for Medical Services and subsequently selected as the Associate Director for Nursing Services in August 2013. In December 2013, he transferred back to Naval Medical Center San Diego where he became the Senior Nursing Supervisor. In August 2014, he was selected as the Officer in Charge, Naval Branch Health Clinics MCAS Miramar and Rancho Bernardo.
In July 2017, he reported to the Defense Health Agency’s Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute aboard Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas where he assumed the position of Branch Chief, Academic Support Department. In March 2018, he was elevated to the position of Deputy Division Chief, Chief Operations Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in September 2019. In November 2019, he was selected for a milestone as the Senior Nurse Executive at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command, Annapolis. In July 2020, he reported to Annapolis where he currently holds the positions of Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Healthcare Business. In October 2022, he was selected to become the Executive Officer of Navy Medicine Readiness And Training Command Quantico where he will report in May 2023.
Captain Sol is married to Tricia Santos Sol and has four children. His personal awards include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, and various unit, deployment, and qualification awards.