Rear Adm.Tim M. Jenkins, is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He received a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in 1962. He was commissioned an Ensign and served four years of active duty.
A Vietnam veteran, his sea service assignments include operations officer and navigator aboard USS Higbee (DD 806) homeported in Japan, and executive officer of USS Detector (MSO 429).
He resigned his commission to attend graduate school and earned his Master of Engineering from the University of Florida. Jenkins then spent 13 years in the financial and management consulting industry. In 1981 he joined the investment firm of Merrill Lynch and is currently a vice president and investment associate.
Jenkins transition to the Reserve Component in 1970, as a surface warfare officer. He served in billets aboard Mayport destroyers USS Waldron (DD 699) and USS Meredith (DD 890), and in several shore-based reserve units. He was selected to flag rank in 1991. Jenkins assignments as a flag officer included support of the Commanders of Military Sealift Command, Surface Force Atlantic Fleet and Navy Reserve Surface Force.
Upon completion of 32 years of service, Jenkins retired from the Navy in 1998.