A native of Schenectady, N.Y., Rear Adm. (ret) Titley was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Commissioning program in 1980.
Titley served more than 10 years at sea, including a tour as navigator aboard USS Farragut (DDG 37), and tours as oceanographer aboard USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Group Six and U.S. 7th Fleet.
Shore tours include serving on the staff of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and as the senior military assistant to the director of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Titley commanded the Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographic Center in Monterey, Calif., and was the first commanding officer of the Naval Oceanography Operations Command. He served his initial flag tour as commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.
Education includes a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Science degree in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography and a Doctorate in Meteorology, both from the Naval Postgraduate School. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on Foreign Politics, International Relations and National Interest, and is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
In 2009, Titley assumed duties as oceanographer and navigator of the Navy, and director, Task Force Climate Change. In 2011, he assumed responsibility for Navy Space and Maritime Domain Awareness.
In 2012, he became acting assistant deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.