Timothy G. Drosinos

Director China Maritime Studies Institute
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
Timothy Drosinos faculty photo


Cmdr. Timothy “Dill” Drosinos was commissioned in 2002 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy and earned his Naval flight wings in June 2004. He served overseas in the Pacific theater for two tours and worked for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command J6. He has flown over 2700 hours in the SH-60F, HH-60H, MH-60S Seahawk/Knighthawk and training aircraft, and has additional expertise flying the MQ-8 Fire Scout. He attended the U.S. Naval War College, earning a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies and JPME Phase 1. He recently served as the commanding officer of HSC-22 and will assume duties as the director of the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Command and Control
  • Counterdrug Operations
  • HA/DR
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • Search and Rescue
  • Special Operations
  • Submarine Warfare
  • Surface Warfare

Professional Highlights


U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

China Maritime Studies Program (CMSI) Director.

HSC-22, Norfolk, VA

Commanding Officer and Executive Officer HSC-22, leading a MH-60S and MQ-8B/C FIRESCOUT squadron throughout numerous AOR's.


PACOM J65 C2, Interoperability and Cyber.

U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI

Began the masters program.

HSC-7 Dusty Dogs, Norfolk, VA

Operations and Safety Department Head.

CVW5 Staff, Atsugi, Japan

Helicopter Element Coordinator.

HSC-2 Fleet Angels, Norfolk, VA

MH-60S Flight Instructor.

HS-14 Chargers, Atsugi, Japan

First tour onboard USS Kitty Hawk.

U.S. Navy Flight School, Pensacola, FL and San, Diego, CA

VT-6, HT-18, HS-10.

Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, 2017, National Security and Strategic Studies and JPME Phase 1

B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 2002, Economics

Related Credentials

SH-60F/HH-60H SWTP Level III in ASuW/ SOF/ASW mission areas

MH-60S Fleet Instructor

MH-60S SWTP Level IV in PR/SOF/ASuW mission areas

MQ-8B UAV Operator

CNAL H-60 Crew Resource Management Instructor

Aviation Safety School Graduate

External Memberships and Associations

National Helicopter Association

U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association

Blue and Gold Officer/ Mentor for USNA

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