Naval Air Station Pensacola Logo Commander, Navy Region Southeast  |  Naval Air Station Pensacola
Commander, Navy Installations Command
  Find Your Region or Installation
file

Commanding Officer

 

    Capt. Timothy F. Kinsella Jr., raised in Dublin, Ireland, enlisted in the United States Navy in 1989 and earned his Silver Dolphins as a plank owner aboard USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) in 1991.

   He is a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, and a 2003 graduate of the University of San Diego, where he earned a Master of Science in Global Leadership.

   Kinsella was designated a Naval Aviator in 1998.

   Kinsella’s operational assignments include Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 11 (HC-11); as the assistant navigator aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75); a department head tour with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 11 (HS-11); and as commanding officer of HS-11.

   Ashore, Kinsella served as White House Liaison and later as Protocol Aide to the Secretary of the Navy; Flag Aide to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air Warfare; Division Chief for the Southern Command branch of the Joint Operations Directorate (J-33) on the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C.; and as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense Planner for Supreme Allied Commander – Transformation in Mons, Belgium.

   Kinsella assumed command of Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola in March 2019.

   Kinsella has been awarded the Order of Daedalians Distinguished Airmanship Award; the Naval Helicopter Association Aircrew of the Year award; and the 2009 Navy & Marine Corps Association Leadership Award for Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic; the Commander, Naval Air Forces Shiphandler of the Year Award; and various unit, campaign and service decorations. 

Share This Page