Rear Admiral William G. Timme, United States Navy, serves as the Deputy Commander for Undersea Warfare (SEA 07) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
The son of a career military officer, Rear Adm. Timme attended Rutgers University for one year prior to entering the Naval Academy in 1974, graduating with distinction in 1978 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Following commissioning and completion of nuclear power and basic submarine training, Rear Adm. Timme reported to USS Archerfish (SSN 678) in April 1980. He served as Reactor Controls Assistant and Weapons Officer, completing three deployments.
In March 1983, Rear Adm. Timme was assigned to the Personnel Exchange Program for two years with the Royal Navy in Great Britain. He served on the staff of Flag Officer Submarines at the Commander-in-Chief Fleet Headquarters in Northwood, England. Rear Adm. Timme completed Submarine Officers Advanced Course in October 1985, earning the L. Y. Spear Award as class honorman. He then reported as new construction Engineer Officer on PCU Tennessee (SSBN 734), where the ship earned the Navy Unit Commendation during the shipyard construction period.
Following this tour, Rear Adm. Timme served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C., as the submarine department head detailer. During this tour he earned a master's degree in Engineering Management from The Catholic University. Rear Adm. Timme then relieved as Executive Officer of USS Chicago (SSN 721) in April 1991, earning the Battle Efficiency "E" award. Subsequently, he served as Flag Secretary and Senior Aide to Commander Submarine Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet from July 1992 until May 1994.
In March 1995, Rear Adm. Timme relieved as Commanding Officer, USS Helena (SSN 725) and conducted two western Pacific deployments which included numerous exercises and operations, including supporting the USS Constellation Battle Group. Subsequently, Helena conducted an interfleet transfer and began a Depot Modernization Period at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
In May 1998, Rear Adm. Timme reported to the New Attack Submarine Program as the Warfare Requirements and Fleet Liaison Officer. In June 2000, Rear Adm. Timme relieved as the Program Manager for Undersea Weapons, responsible for all of the Navy's torpedo programs from cradle-to-grave. Rear Adm. Timme served as Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center from January 2003 to June 2004.
He is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal and several unit and service awards.
Updated: 28 July 2004