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Rear Admiral Timothy C. Gallaudet is oceanographer and navigator of the Navy and commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command. As a Naval oceanographer his afloat tours included Oceanographic Unit Five onboard USNS Harkness, USS Peleliu, USS Kitty Hawk, and temporary assignments to the staff of Commander Sixth Fleet onboard USS LaSalle and USNS Bowditch. While onboard USNS Bowditch, he participated in the first operational launch and recovery of an undersea glider from a Naval Oceanographic Survey (T-AGS) ship. Ashore, he served with the Naval European Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Rota, Spain; the Naval European Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment, Souda Bay, Greece; the Naval Oceanographic Office; and the staffs of the commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and the oceanographer of the Navy. He was superintendent of the US Naval Observatory. He also served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as deputy oceanographer of the Navy, before assuming his current positions in June 2014 and October 2015. His decorations include the 2003 Commander, Naval Air Forces Leadership Award. He received a bachelor’s degree in oceanography from the US Naval Academy in 1989, and master’s and doctoral degrees in oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1991 and 2001, respectively.