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Captain Timothy J. Poe

Commander, Submarine Squadron 15

Captain Poe was born in Patuxent River, Maryland, son of a naval aviator. He enlisted in the Navy in 1989 and was commissioned via the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program after graduating from Auburn University in 1994 with a BS in Materials Engineering.

Captain Poe qualified submarines on USS Hampton (SSN 767), served as Submarine Liaison Officer on the staff of Destroyer Squadron EIGHTEEN, Navigator on USS Newport News (SSN 750), Executive Officer on USS Memphis (SSN 691), and Commanding Officer on USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) and on USS Key West (SSN 722). During his sea tours, these ships completed eight deployments, including operations in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf, and the Western Pacific. This also included combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Ashore, Captain Poe served as C3I Engineer in the Virginia-class Program Office, Executive Assistant to PEO Submarines, Operations Officer at Submarine Squadron EIGHT, Special Operations Officer at Commander, Task Force 74/54, Senior Member of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team at Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, and most recently as Deputy Commander for Mission Readiness at Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 in Agana, Guam.

Captain Poe is a graduate of Norwegian "Perisher" Submarine Command Course and the Air Force Command and Staff College.

He holds a master's degree in Engineering Management from Catholic University and a master's degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University.

Captain Poe's personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), and the Navy Commendation Medal (seven awards).