Executive Officer's Biography

Lieutenant Commander Timothy Schmitz

LCDR Schmitz hails from Medina, OH and joined the Coast Guard in 2001, first serving at CG Air Station Detroit, MI, where he was selected for the Aeronautical Engineering program. After completing the Aviation Engineering Program in 2006, LCDR Schmitz was assigned as the ALPAT Engineering Officer at CG Air Station Kodiak, AK where he supported the maintenance of 4 MH-65B/C helicopters. He was then assigned as the Assistant Engineering Officer at CG Air Station Houston; TX in 2008 where he helped led 70 personnel and oversaw the maintenance program supporting 4 MH-65C helicopters and implementation of Airborne Use of Force capabilities. He currently serves as the Executive Officer at the Coast Guard Aviation Technical Training Center, Elizabeth City, NC.

LCDR Schmitz holds two Master's of Science Degrees one in IT Project Management from the University of Houston and the other in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School Falmouth, MA. He is a licensed and practicing Project Management Professional and has accumulated over 4400 flight hours serving as an MH-60T and MH-65C helicopter Aircraft Commander. His personal military honors include an Air Medal, Five Commendation Medals and five Achievement Medals.-