Force Master Chief Steve Timmons, a native of Las Vegas, joined the United States Navy in May of 1987. After attending Operations Specialist (OS) A-school in Virginia Beach, Master Chief reported to his first tour of duty onboard the USS Iowa (BB 61) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.
In 1991, Master Chief Timmons was assigned to PCU Barry (DDG 52) where he served four years before transferring in 1995 to Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON 26) Two-Six as Combat Information Center Officer. After a successful tour with DESRON 26, he went ashore to Fleet Training Center Norfolk, where he taught Anti-Submarine Tactical Air Controller course and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
In 2001, he reported to USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) where he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer in 2003. In 2004, Master Chief went back to shore to serve as lead trainer of the Cruise Missile Defense System for Afloat Training Group Atlantic, where in 2006; he was promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer.
In January of 2008, he was selected to join the Command Master Chief Program and assumed his first Command Master Chief (CMDCM) tour aboard the USS Cole (DDG 67). His second CMDCM tour was at the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center overseeing Sailors serving in the Individual Augmentee program.
From February 2014 to February 2016 Master Chief Timmons was the Command Master Chief at NSA Bahrain. He then reported to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as the Regional CMDCM from February 2016 until March 2018.
Force Master Chief Timmons assumed his current position as Force Master Chief of Commander Naval Installations Command in March 2018.
Force Master Chief Timmons is a graduate from the Senior Enlisted Academy and CMDCM course.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (eight awards).