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CDR Timothy G. Drosinos

Executive Officer

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO TWO

 

         CDR Timothy “Dill” Drosinos, a native of Baltimore, MD, was commissioned in 2002 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 2002, he began his flight training in Pensacola, FL, working toward his designation as a Naval Aviator, which he earned in June of 2004.  After receiving his wings of gold, CDR Drosinos began his SH-60F/HH-60H Fleet Replacement Pilot training in San Diego, CA, with the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron TEN (HS-10) Warhawks.

 

            Upon completion of H-60 training in 2005, CDR Drosinos was ordered to the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron FOURTEEN (HS-14) Chargers, permanently forward deployed to NAF Atsugi, Japan. He deployed onboard the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) from 2005-2008 in support of training and operations in the 7th Fleet AOR. During his tour, he served as the Legal Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, AVARM Division officer, AOIC for an ASW detachment, and the Unit NATOPS Instructor.

 

            In 2008, he was nominated to be an MH-60S Fleet Replacement Instructor in Helicopter Combat Support Squadron TWO (HSC-2), as a part of the Fleet Angels, located in Norfolk, VA. He served as the SAR Program Officer, Quality Assurance Officer and was nominated as the CNAL NATOPS Evaluator for the entire east coast. He was able to travel back to Forward Deployed Naval Forces from 2011-2012 and deploy twice to 7th Fleet, serving as the Helicopter Element Coordinator for Carrier Airwing FIVE onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73); coordinating and tasking U.S. and foreign rotary wing assets attached to Carrier Strike Group FIVE (CSG 5).

 

CDR Drosinos screened for Department Head and joined the Dusty Dogs of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron SEVEN (HSC 7) located in Norfolk, VA in June 2013, attached to Carrier Airwing THREE. As the Safety Department Head, the command earned the CY 2013 CNO Safety “S” Award. Shortly after check-in, he deployed from 2013-2014 to the 5th Fleet AOR onboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75), tasked to support Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). Over the last 17 years, he has flown over 2500 hours in the SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60S and training aircraft, including both operational and training missions. Post Department Head tour, CDR Drosinos attended the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI earning a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies and JPME Phase 1.

 

After the War College, CDR Drosinos checked into US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), located at Camp Smith, HI. He worked for the PACOM J6 as the Country Desk Officer (CDO) to Korea and Japan directing and synchronizing joint command, control, communications and cyber actions to ensure command and control (C2), collaboration, and information sharing capabilities for joint, interagency, and coalition operations throughout the Pacific AOR during peacetime and war.


            He has earned three Navy Commendation Medals, one Navy Achievement Medal, one Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and various other personal, unit, and service awards.