Commander Timothy P. Walsh

Executive Officer, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 154

25 October 2020 A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Commander Walsh graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in History. After graduation, he reported to Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned in October 2003. He subsequently earned his designation as a Naval Flight Officer in August 2005.
 
After completion of F/A-18 flight training with the Flying Eagles of VFA-122, he was assigned to the Fighting Swordsmen of VFA-32 at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, where he served from 2006-2009. Deploying aboard USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75), he flew over 40 combat sorties in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
 
CDR Walsh transferred to shore duty as an instructor with the Gladiators of VFA-106 from 2009-2012. He also participated on the F/A-18F Tactical Demonstration team during the 2009-2010 airshow season. Following completion of his shore tour, he served as a strike training facilitator at Carrier Strike Group FIFTEEN at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California.
 
In 2015, he reported back to the fleet for his department head tour, again with the Swordsmen of VFA-32. There he served from 2015-2017 in the safety, operations and maintenance departments and completed an additional combat deployment aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) in support of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE.
 
From 2017-2019 he served as an operational standardization advisor to the NATO Military Committee as part of the NATO Standardization Office in Brussels, Belgium. He was subsequently slated as Prospective Executive Officer of the VFA-154 Black Knights.
 
CDR Walsh has flown over 2,200 total hours in the F/A-18D/F and is a qualified Forward Air Controller (Airborne). His personal awards include a commendendation from the Director-General International Military Staff at NATO, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy Achievement Medal (3) and various unit and campaign decorations.
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