Lieutenant Commander Timothy R. Barkley
LCDR Barkley was born and raised in Hampton Virginia with his mother and two brothers. He graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2001 where he received his Navy commission into the Surface Warfare community. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2008 with a Master's of Science in Operations Analysis.
His first at Division Officer was onboard USS SAIPAN (LHA 2) as First Division Officer. During that tour he completed an Arabian Gulf deployment transporting Marines Corps forces to Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. While serving on SAIPAN, Barkley earned his Surface Warfare Office qualification. His next Division Officer tour was as Fire Control Officer onboard USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) where he was responsible for the upkeep and operation of the Aegis Weapon System. During that tour he completed another Arabian Gulf as the Air Defense Commander for the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY Carrier Strike Group.
As a Department Head, Barkley served as Combat Systems Officer onboard USS JARRETT (FFG 33) where he deployed to the Eastern Pacific in support of Counter-Drug Operations. His second Department Tour was as Operations Officer for Commander Amphibious Squadron Three. There he made another Arabian Gulf deployment where he conducted Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief operations off the coast of Pakistan.
Following sea duty Barkley worked at the Pentagon on the Navy Staff’s Assessment Division (OPNAV N81). There he worked in the Support for Strategic Analysis community developing Defense Planning Scenarios used for joint warfighting analysis. He then completed his joint tour at Missile Defense Agency were he primarily served as the Executive Officer (Flag Aide) for Major General Ole Knudson USA, Deputy Director MDA.
Barkley’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy & Marine Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), along with various other deployment and service awards. He’s completed Joint Professionalism Military Education Phase I.