Rear Admiral Timothy J. Kott

Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1

27 January 2021 Rear Adm. Timothy Kott is a native of Newport, Rhode Island and raised in a Navy Family. He is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. He holds a Master of Science in Management (Financial Management) from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.

His sea tours include assignments as Navigator, USS Flatley (FFG 21); commissioning Combat Information Center Officer, USS Ramage (DDG 61); Operations Officer, USS Mitscher (DDG 57); Operations Officer, USS Hue´ City (CG 66); and Executive Officer, USS Hopper (DDG 70). He commanded USS Hopper (DDG 70) from 2008 to 2010 where Sailors were recognized for their achievements with two consecutive Battle "E" awards, the 2008 Spokane Trophy, and the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award for Pacific Fleet Destroyers. His major command tour was aboard USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) from 2013-2015 during which Sailors were recognized for earning three consecutive Battle "E" awards, the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award for Pacific Fleet Cruisers, and the Secretary of the Navy Award for Surface Combatants.

Ashore assignments include duty as a Budget Analyst, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare Directorate (N96); as combatant commander Joint Exercise Program Manager, the Joint Staff, Operational Plans and Joint Force Development Directorate (J7); as Ship and Submarine Programs Section Head, and Branch Head for Program Planning and Development (N801), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources, Programming Division (N80). In his first flag officer assignment, he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Italy.

Kott assumed command of Carrier Strike Group ONE, in June 2020.

He is the recipient of various personal, unit, and campaign awards, to include the privilege of having served with 11 Battle Efficiency Award winning crews throughout his career.
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