Commander Timothy R. Carter
Commander Timothy R. Carter is a native of Albany, Georgia. He enlisted in the Navy January 1989 as an Operations Specialist. His first sea duty tour was on the USS IOWA (BB 61) from 1989-1990, followed by USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) from 1990-1993, than was assigned to Tactical Support Center in Roosevelt Roads PR. from 1993-1996, and then was assigned as an OS “A” school Instructor, from 1996-1998.
He received his commission through the Enlisted Commissioning Program and graduated from Norfolk State University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Information System Technology.
His Division Officer tours included Combat Information Center Officer (CICO) on the USS DE WERT (FFG 45) and the Navigator on the USS JUNEAU (LPD 10). As the Department Head, he was the Chief Engineer on the USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) and the First Lieutenant on the USS ESSEX (LHD 2). He then served as the Executive Officer and fleeted up to be the Commanding Officer on the USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5).
Commander Carters’ served ashore as the Battle Watch Captain and Maritime Homeland Defense Planner (N35) on the staff of U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAN and following his shore tour; he completed a Master of Science in Information System Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and completed Phase I of his Joint Professional Military Education.
He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.