Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment Whiting Field
Commander Timothy Ryan
Officer In Charge

Officer In Charge

Cmdr. Timothy Ryan, a native of Bloomington, Indiana, enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program and reported to basic training in Orlando, Florida, in 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2000 and was commissioned as an ensign through the Officer Candidate School program in 2001. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.

Ryan’s enlisted tours of duty include Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field, Florida and AIMD Lemoore aboard NAS Lemoore, California. Prior to commissioning, Ryan served at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 31 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina.

After completing Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer School at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, he reported for duty to Fighter Squadron 11 at NAS Oceana, deploying aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and USS George Washington (CVN 73) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom combat operations.

Ryan next served as the program integrator for the T-45, AV-8B and Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Automated Support System programs at the Defense Contract Management Agency Boeing St. Louis.

In 2007, he reported aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), completing two deployments in support of combat operations. Ryan was next assigned to Commander, Naval Air Forces, in 2011, where he served as an aviation analyst and the lead for all aviation maintenance management teams.

He returned to sea in 2013 aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) where he served as AIMD maintenance material control officer.

Ryan’s most recent tour was as the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) training support directorate deputy director. He assumed duties as the CNATT Det. Whiting Field officer in charge in December 2017.

Ryan’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and numerous other decorations and citations.