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Rear Admiral (Select) Timothy M. Giardina:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Chief of Staff, U. S. Seventh Fleet
Upon commissioning, he entered the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and reported to the commissioning crew of USS Ohio (SSBN 726) (Blue). While there, he became the first officer to earn gold dolphins on a Trident submarine. Rear Adm. (Select) Giardina’s other submarine assignments included duty in USS Alaska (SSBN 732) (Gold) as Engineer Officer, USS Atlanta (SSN 712) as Navigator/Operations Officer, and USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) as Executive Officer.
Rear Adm. (Select) Giardina served as Commanding Officer of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (Gold) from 1996 until 1999. Under his command, Kentucky completed four strategic deterrent patrols. From July 2001 to July 2003, he served as Commander, Submarine Squadron 17, the largest squadron in the submarine force.
Rear Adm. (Select) Giardina’s shore assignments include duty as Senior Member of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team on the Staff of Commander, Submarine Force, U. S. Atlantic Fleet, Deputy Director of Future Operations (J35) on the staff of U. S. Joint Forces Command, Submarine Junior Officer detailer at Naval Personnel Command, and as a member of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board on the staff of the Commander, U. S. Atlantic Fleet.
In August 2003, Rear Adm. (Select) Giardina reported as Chief of Staff, U.S. Seventh Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan.
Rear Adm. (Select) Giardina has been awarded the Legion of Merit (three awards), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and unit awards.
Effective: 14 April 2005


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