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Timothy J. Keating was American military officer. Decorated Defense Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Service Medal with Gold Star, Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Air Medals (3), Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars.


Keating, Timothy J. was born on November 5, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio, United States.


Graduate, United States Naval Academy, 1971. Completed flight training, 1973.


Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1971. Advanced through grades to admiral, 2004. Duty United States Ship Mason (Doctor of Divinity-852).

Ordered to VA-82 deploying United States Ship Nimitz (CVN-68). Reported to VA-122 National Academy of Sciences Lemoore, California, 1978. Staff LSO with Commander carrier air wing fifteen United States Ship Kitty Hawk, We.

Pacific, Indian Ocean. Administrative officer, operations officer, maintenance officer VA-94 United States Ship Enterprise, We. pacific, 1982-1984. Aide, flat lieutenant to Commander in Chief United States Pacific Cmd., 1984-1987.

Commander VFA-87, deployed with CVW-8 United States Ship Theodore Roosevelt North Atlantic and Mediterranean, 1987. Head aviation LCDR/junior officer assignments branch Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington. Dep.comdr. carrier air wing seventeen combat. operations Desert Storm United States Ship Saratoga, 1991.

CNO fellow strategic studies group Newport, Rhode Island. Temporary duty with joint task force Southwest Asia Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Commander Naval Strike Warfare Center, 1994—1995.

Deputy Commander carrier air wing nine United States Ship Nimitz Arabian Gulf. Director aviation officer distribution division naval military personnel cmd., 1995—1996. Commander Battle Force 7th Fleet (carrier group 5, carrier strike force) United States Navy, 1998—2000, deputy chief naval operations, (plans policy & operations), 2000—2002.

Commander United States Naval Forces Central Command, United States Fifth Fleet, 2002—2003. Director The Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, 2003—2004. Commander North America Aerospace Defense Command (North America Air Defense), Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, 2004—2007, United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), 2004—2007, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM), Honolulu, 2007—2009.


Married Wanda Lee Doerkson. Children Daniel, Julie.

Wanda Lee Doerkson