NOAA Administrator Dr. Lubchenco names new Deputy Under Secretary for Operations

June 1, 2012

Rear Admiral David Titley

Rear Admiral David Titley.

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It gives me great pleasure to announce Rear Admiral David Titley as the next Deputy Under Secretary for Operations (DUS/O) at NOAA. As NOAA’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Titley will be responsible for managing operations across NOAA’s entire portfolio and will serve as one of my key advisors on NOAA program and policy issues.

Dr. Titley brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading large, complex organizations and directing major operations around the world. A naval officer since 1980, Rear Admiral Titley’s distinguished career has included seven deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific region and multiple commands (Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Center, Naval Oceanography Operations Command, and Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command). Shore tours include serving on the staff of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and as the senior military assistant to the director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense

In 2009, he assumed the duties of the oceanographer and navigator of the Navy, and in 2012, he became acting assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance. Dr. Titley’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science in meteorology and physical oceanography, and a Ph.D. in meteorology, both from the Naval Postgraduate School. His dissertation focused on better understanding tropical cyclone intensification. He was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2009.

I couldn’t be more pleased that Dr. Titley will be joining our senior leadership team in July.

Dr. Jane Lubchenco
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere
and NOAA Administrator