CINC LTC Okin graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1976 (BS, Biology) and earned his MD from the University of Virginia. He completed a Family Medicine residency in 1983 (Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon). He deployed to Grenada. He later completed a Family Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina, and in 1987, he transferred to the Army Reserve and moved to Lynchburg, VA, as the Associate Director, Lynchburg Family Medicine Residency Program. He later deployed during the Gulf War, after which he reentered private practice. In 1997, he retired from the Army Reserve and in 2015, he retired from medical practice. He has served as: Commander, Virginia Piedmont Chapter; Vice-Chair, Education & Training Committee; Member, Strategic Planning Committee; a VCINC; and SVCINC.