LT Tristan "Frozone" Alston
Member at Large
Lieutenant (LT) Tristan M. Alston is a native of Harnett County, NC. He received a dual Associates in General Education and General Science from Louisburg College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Campbell University, and Master’s in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
In 2015 LT Alston earned a Direct Commission into the Medical Service Corps and subsequently reported to Officer Development School (ODS) in Newport, RI. Following ODS, he continued his training at the Naval Aviation Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL where he completed Aeromedical Officer Training, Aviation Preflight indoctrination, and both an abbreviated fixed and rotary wing flight syllabus. In July of 2016 he earned his Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiologist (NAOP) Wings as NAOP #344.
LT Alston reported to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Washington where he completed his first tour at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC). While at the ASTC he served as the Assistant Director from 2016-2018. In May 2017, LT Alston was promoted to his current rank. Following his tour at NASWI, LT Alston attended Aviation Safety Officer (ASO) School.
LT Alston reported to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (MCAS CP), North Carolina where he completed his second tour at Marine Aircraft Group 14 (MAG- 14). While at MAG-14 he served as the Aeromedical Department Head, ASO, and the Physiological Even Rapid Response Team Lead (PERRT Lead) supporting 7 operational squadrons (KC-130, AV-8B, EA-6B and UAV) from 2018-2021. In May 2019 he was recognized with the team achievement award from the safety award for excellence association, a 15 nation science organization, for outstanding contributions to safety and survival training. In June 2020 he earned his DoN Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Fleet Marine Force Officer Warfare device. In April 2021 he was awarded the Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiologist of the Year for sustained superior performance in an operational leadership tour.
LT Alston reported to Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia where he is completing his third tour for the Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic (CSFWL). While at CSFWL he serves as the Aeromedical Department Director and PERRT Lead, overseeing the aeromedical program, and mishap reporting and investigations for 16 operational F/A-18 squadrons. He has also been competitively selected from 72 officers as the junior officer representative for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery appointment to the Specialty’s Executive Steering Council for his leadership and service reputation.
LT Alston decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.