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Timothy J. Keating
Born November 5, 1949 (1949-11-05) (age 60)
Timothy Keating
Admiral Timothy Keating
Place of birth Dayton, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Navy Seal.svg United States Navy
Years of service 1971 - 2009
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Admiral
Commands held U.S. Pacific Command
U.S. Northern Command
U.S. 5th Fleet
Carrier Group Five
Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
Carrier Air Wing 9
VFA-87
Battles/wars Gulf War
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (4)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Timothy J. Keating, is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral whose last assignment was as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from March 26, 2007 to October 19, 2009. Prior to that, he served as Commander, U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD); the first Navy officer to become USNORTHCOM's combatant commander. He retired from the Navy after over 38 years of service.

Keating was born on November 5, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1971. Following duty aboard USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) in the western Pacific, he completed flight training in August 1973. He was ordered to VA-82, deploying twice to the Mediterranean aboard USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

In September 1978, he reported to VA-122, NAS Lemoore, California, and subsequently served with Commander, Carrier Air Wing Fifteen as Staff Landing Signal Officer, deploying to the western Pacific/Indian Ocean aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). From May 1982 to July 1984, as Administrative Officer, Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer with VA-94, he deployed twice to the western Pacific aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65). His next assignment was Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command.

In May 1987, Admiral Keating assumed command of VFA-87 and deployed with CVW-8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) to the North Atlantic and to the Mediterranean. After his tour with VFA-87, he was assigned to the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C., where he served as Head of the Aviation Junior Officer Assignments Branch. He reported as Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing Seventeen in January 1991, participating in combat operations in support of Operation Desert Storm from USS Saratoga (CV-60).

Admiral Keating next served as a Chief of Naval Operations Fellow with the Strategic Studies Group in Newport, Rhode Island. Following duty with the Joint Task Force Southwest Asia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he deployed as Deputy Commander, Carrier Air Wing Nine aboard USS Nimitz (CVN-68) to the Persian Gulf. He assumed command of CVW-9 in July 1993. In November 1994, Admiral Keating reported to NAS Fallon, Nevada, as Commander of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center.

Keating (right) assumes command of NORAD

Admiral Keating returned to the Naval Military Personnel Command in September 1995 as Director, Aviation Officer Distribution Division. He served as the Deputy Director for Operations (Current Operations/J33), Operations Directorate, the Joint Staff, Washington, from August 1996 until June 1998. He assumed command of Carrier Group Five, home ported in Yokosuka, Japan, in June 1998. In September 2000, Admiral Keating reported to OPNAV in Washington as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations (N3/N5). In February 2002, he assumed command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Fifth Fleet. From October 13, 2003 to October 21, 2004, Admiral Keating served as the Director, Joint Staff. Admiral Keating assumed command of North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command on November 5, 2004 and was replaced in those positions by Air Force General Victor E. Renuart Jr. on 23 March 2007. Keating formally assumed the duties of CincPac (United States Pacific Command) on 26 March 2007.[1]

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Awards and decorations

His awards include:

Naval Aviator Badge.jpg
United States Pacific Command.png
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Distinguished Service ribbon.svg
Defense Distinguished Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Gold award star
Navy Distinguished Service ribbon.svg
Navy Distinguished Service Medal with Gold Star
Gold award star
Gold award star
Gold award star
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg
Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars
Defense Meritorious Service ribbon.svg Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Gold award star
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg
Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star
Air Medal ribbon.svg three Air Medals (Strike/Flight awards)
Valor device
Gold award star
Gold award star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars and Combat ā€œVā€
Silver award star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement ribbon.svg
Navy Achievement Medal with Silver Award Star
Joint Meritorious Unit Award-3d.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Navy Unit Commendation
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation with 2 bronze service stars
Battle-e-ribbon 2nd award.png Navy "E" Ribbon w/ 2 Battle E devices
Navy Expeditionary ribbon.svg Navy Expeditionary Medal
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Vietnam Service Ribbon.svg
Vietnam Service Medal (3 campaign stars)
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Southwest Asia Service ribbon.svg
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3 bronze service stars
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal ribbon.svg Armed Forces Service Medal
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg
Humanitarian Service Medal with 2 bronze service stars
Silver service star
Bronze service star
Bronze service star
Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.svg
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 1 silver and 2 bronze service stars
Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon.png Vietnam Campaign Medal
Us kw-kwlib rib.png Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
NavPisRibEx.jpg Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal

He also has over 5,000 flight hours and 1,200 arrested landings.

Notes

  1. ^ McAvoy, Audrey (27 March 2007) "Keating officially becomes top U.S. military commander in Pacific" Associated Press State & Local Wire

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Military offices
Preceded by
Ralph E. Eberhart
Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command
&
Commander of the United States Northern Command

November 5, 2004 - March 23, 2007
Succeeded by
Victor E. Renuart Jr.
Preceded by
William J. Fallon
Commander of the United States Pacific Command
March 26, 2007 - October 19, 2009
Succeeded by
Robert F. Willard
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