NJROTC Leadership        



The NJROTC program is organized as part of a family of programs for the Navy, all under the auspices of the Naval Service Training Command.

NSTC Commander

Navy JROTC Director

Mr. Tim Daseler  

Mr. Tim Daseler

Naval Service Training Command Deputy Commander for NJROTC Operations


Mr. Tim Daseler, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and was commissioned as a Submarine Warfare Officer. He holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of West Florida.

He was commissioned as a Submarine Warfare Officer and his operational tours include service aboard both attack and ballistic missile submarines including USS Puffer (SSN 652), USS Parche (SSN 683), the most highly decorated warship in U.S. Navy history, and USS Wyoming (SSBN 742). He commanded the ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735). During his command tour, USS Pennsylvania was awarded the prestigious Omaha Trophy as the most effective strategic unit in the nation.

He served as Deputy Commander, Submarine Squadron 20, King's Bay, Georgia, and as Assistant Chief of Staff for C5I, Carrier Strike Group 12, Norfolk, Virginia. Ashore, he served as a Submarine Warfare Tactics and Sonar Instructor at the Submarine Training Facility, San Diego, California, as a Strategic Planner at the United States Special Operations Command, Tampa, Florida, and as Director of NROTC Nuclear Programs, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), Pensacola, Florida.

After retiring from the Naval Service in 2012, Mr. Daseler served as a Program Analyst in the NJROTC program prior to entering the Federal Service in December 2017, and assignment as the NSTC Deputy Commander for NJROTC Operations.

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