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Commander Timothy F. Shanley
Commanding Officer

Commander Timothy Shanley is a native of Maryland.  He graduated with Honors from the United States Naval Academy in 2003 with a BS in Political Science; subsequently he was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO).

Operational duty assignments have included service on USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71), USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99), the staff of DESTROYER SQUADRON 60, and USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81).

Shore assignments have included a tour as a Surface Warfare Officer MBA recipient at the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, a tour on the staff of the Missile Defense Agency (Washington, D.C.), a tour as a Congressional Fellow on the Capitol Hill staff of Congressman Jim Cooper, a tour as a Navy Congressional Appropriations Liaison for Shipbuilding, working with both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, and assignment as the Associate Director of the Vice Admiral Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy.
 
CDR Shanley holds an MBA (with a Finance Concentration) from the University of Rochester where he was elected and served as President of the Financial Management Association (FMA) of the Simon Graduate School of Business.  His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four Gold Stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one Gold Star.  In 2012, he was selected as the recipient of the U.S. Navy League’s Stephen Decatur Award for Operational Competence.