CAPT Timika Lindsay, USN
Captain Timika Lindsay reported to the United States Naval Academy in August 2017 as its Chief Diversity Officer. Prior to her arrival in Annapolis, MD, CAPT Lindsay served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications and Information Systems (N6), U.S. SEVENTH Fleet (C7F).
A native of Paulsboro, NJ, CAPT Lindsay graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Science. Upon completing training at the Navy Communications School in Newport, RI, she reported for duty as Training Officer and Assistant Communications Officer at U.S. Computer and Telecommunications Station in Japan. In 1994, CAPT Lindsay reported to Navy Recruiting District, Houston, TX, where she served as both Officer and Enlisted Programs Officer. After her three year recruiting tour, CAPT Lindsay transferred to Monterey, CA, and earned a Master of Science degree in Information Technology Management. She returned to her alma mater as Protocol Officer and later Senior Admissions Counselor/Senior Minority Admissions Counselor, significantly contributing to the Naval Academy’s most diverse class on record at that time.
In 2002, CAPT Lindsay was assigned to Office of Process, Technology and Information (OPTI) on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), where she co-led the transition of Echelon I computer networks to the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The following year she volunteered as an Individual Augmentee to the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq, serving as Deputy Director/Executive Officer of the Communications Support Office (C6). For her follow-on tour, she was handpicked to serve as Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain, directly supporting FIFTH Fleet operations.
After earning a second master’s degree at the Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA, CAPT Lindsay was selected for duty on the Joint Staff as Action Officer in the Space and Transport Division, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Directorate (J6). She later served in the Strategic Engagement Division, providing flag level input to both National and Defense strategies. In 2009, she transferred to Norfolk, VA where she served as Deputy Director, Communications and Information Systems for U.S. SECOND Fleet. Following this tour, CAPT Lindsay served in one of the first Information Dominance Corps (IDC) cross-detail positions as Chief of Staff for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in Suitland, MD. There, she was responsible for the day-to-day functioning of an Echelon II intelligence command and its four subordinate commands. Afterwards, CAPT Lindsay reported to Fort Meade, MD and served as Director, Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet (FCC/C10F). In this capacity, she monitored and reported activities across network, fleet and satellite communications to provide assured communications to joint and Fleet users.
CAPT Lindsay’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Iraq Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal.