Captain Tim Thompson graduated from Oregon State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a Master of Science in Operations Management and a graduate of Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration.
His operational assignments include service with the “Grey Knights” of VP-46, where he was twice awarded Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN’s crew of the Year; catapult and arresting gear officer onboard USS J. C. Stennis (CVN 74); department head with the “Golden Eagles” of VP-9; and Executive and 65th Commanding Officer of the “Fighting Marlins” of VP-40. He has accumulated over 3000 flight hours including over 400 combat flight hours in support of operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE.
His shore assignments include Tactics and New Technologies Department Head with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN (CPRW-10); VP sea and shore detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-432); program lead for Headquarters exercises, U.S. Africa Command, J-7, Joint Training and Readiness Directorate; Military Assistant (MA) to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy (Management) and Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Chief Management Officer (OCMO), responsible for supporting the Under Secretary of the Navy in the performance of his duties as the Department of the Navy’s Chief Management Officer.
Most recently he completed a corporate fellowship with Deloitte, L.L.P., as part of the academic year 2019-2020 Secretary of Defense Executive Fellowship program.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (2 Awards), Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various personal, campaign, and unit awards. He is married to the former Amy Davis of Wenatchee, Washington. They reside with their son Gabriel.