Military Bios

Rear Admiral Timothy McGee:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
Rear Adm. McGee transferred into the Oceanography community in 1980 and reported to Oceanographic Unit One, USNS Bowditch (T-AGS-21), as the Executive Officer. Following his assignment at sea, Rear Adm. McGee assumed duties as Officer in Charge of the DMA Atlantic Office, serving until December 1984.
He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1986 with a master's degree in Meteorology and Oceanography and an advanced international certification in hydrographic science.
In September 1986, Rear Adm. McGee reported to the Naval Oceanography Command Detachment in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, where he served as Officer in Charge. In 1988 he returned to the Indian Ocean as the Oceanographer assigned to USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) and Commander Carrier Group III. Rear Adm. McGee qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard Carl Vinson and was selected as the Pacific Fleet's Shiphandler of the Year, 1989.
Rear Adm. McGee reported to the Chief of Naval Operations (N096) staff in February 1990 where he managed several Advanced Development R&D programs for the Oceanographer of the Navy. In 1991, he was reassigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel where he performed duties as the Oceanography Officer Detailer, Placement Officer and Community Manager. In 1993 Rear Adm. McGee reported as Fleet Oceanographer, COMSIXTHFLT aboard USS Belknap and USS LaSalle in Gaeta, Italy, and was concurrently the Mediterranean Theater Executive Agent for TLAM strike.
In October 1995 Rear Adm. McGee assumed command of the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Facility in San Diego. Following command, he reported as Assistant Chief of Staff for Resources for Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and subsequent assignment as Executive Officer, Naval Oceanographic Office.
Rear Adm. McGee commanded the Naval Oceanographic Office from March 00 to March 02 and was the Associate Director for Operations to the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy from September 2001 to March 2002. In April 2002 Rear Adm. McGee became the Assistant Chief of Naval Research. In April 2003 Rear Adm. McGee reported to CJTF-7 Iraq on the staff of the Commanding General directing Naval Operations and in July 2003 as the Chief of Staff to the Director of Operations and Infrastructure for the Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq. He assumed command of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command in July 2004.
His awards include the Legions of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and various campaign and unit ribbons.
Effective: 12 October 2004


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