Timothy D. O'Brien, Select One

Military Professor Strategy and Policy Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Biography

Cmdr. O’Brien graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in history, from the University of Arkansas with an M.S. in operations management and from the U.S. Naval War College with an M.A. in national security and strategic studies. A career SH-60B and MH-60R pilot with over 2,000 flight hours, his operational flying tours include multiple deployments to the Eastern and Western Pacific aboard U.S. Navy frigates and cruisers. Cmdr. O’Brien is a designated Seahawk weapons and tactics instructor and served on staff assignments at the Helicopter Maritime Strike Weapons School Pacific and at Navy Personnel Command.

Areas of Expertise

  • Air Warfare
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • HA/DR
  • Search and Rescue

Professional Highlights

2019

Military Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College

2015

Special Assistant for Selection Boards, Navy Personnel Command

2012

Department Head/Officer in Charge, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49

2011

Tactics Officer, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 37

2008

Standardization Officer, Helicopter Maritime Strike Weapons School Pacific

2004

NATOPS/Search and Rescue Officer, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 43

Education

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.S., University of Arkansas, Operations Management

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, History

Awards and Decorations

Naval Helicopter Association National Aircrew of the Year (Deployed)
2013

Naval Helicopter Association Pacific Region Pilot of the Year
2012

HSM Weapons School Pacific Officer of the Year
2010

News, Media, & Events

VIDEO: 45 Seconds on Stoicism and Leadership

Aug. 19, 2019
News Publication

Rochefort Group Workshop Series: Workshop Two

Aug. 19, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Sims Hall, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Special Operations: Out of the Shadows

Oct. 01, 2019
Lynne Rienner Publishers
Article Publication

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