CDR Tim Scheidler


17 September 2021
Commander Tim Scheidler
Commander Tim Scheidler
Commander Tim Scheidler
Commander Tim Scheidler
Commander Tim Scheidler
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VIRIN: 210915-N-N0831-0011
Commander Tim Scheidler is a native of Muncie, Indiana. Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in 2004 and advanced helicopter training, he was designated a Naval Aviator and assigned to the HSL/HSM community. He is also a designated Naval Strategist and Politico-Military Scholar, and most recently served on the Joint Staff in Joint Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J-5).
In 2007 he was assigned to HSL-45 and deployed twice to FIFTH Fleet in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and counter-piracy operations aboard USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) and USS RENTZ (FFG 46).
In 2010, he was assigned to the HSM Weapons School Pacific and earned his Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) patch at the Naval Air Warfare Development Center (NAWDC) in Fallon, Nevada. Subsequently he was stationed at HSL-49 as the squadron WTI.
CDR Scheidler was selected as an AY 2014-15 Politico-Military Masters (PMM) scholar and earned his Masters degree in International Affairs at the University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, specializing in Strategic Studies with a concentration on China. Upon the conclusion of his program, he was awarded the 2300P Naval Strategy subspecialty code and the 24A Pol-Mil Additional Qualification Designation.
He forward-deployed to HSM-51 in Atsugi, Japan in 2016 and served as squadron Maintenance Officer, Training Officer, Safety Officer, and Detachment Officer-in-Charge (OIC) at sea. He deployed twice onboard USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) supporting the USS RONALD REAGAN Carrier Strike Group and regional alliances.
In 2018, he reported to the Joint Staff J-5, Directorate for Strategy, Plans, and Policy. He served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of Strategic Stability, supporting five divisions covering Nuclear, Space, Cyber, Missile Defense, and Arms Control policy for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also worked as an Action Officer for the Deputy Directorate for Countering Threats and International Cooperation, specializing in Security Cooperation Strategy.
He and his wife Kayla are proud parents of two children, John (3) and Cosette (1).
His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and other personal, service, unit and campaign awards.


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