Rear Adm. Timothy V. "Tim" Flynn is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. He earned a Master of Science in National Security Affairs in 1986 and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1994 from the Naval Postgraduate School. He completed Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator Training in 1980.
His operational and sea assignments included: damage control assistant aboard USS Truxtun (CGN 35); first lieutenant and reactor training assistant aboard USS Arkansas (CGN 41); operations officer aboard USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964); chief engineer aboard USS Texas (CGN 39), and chief engineer aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). He became an engineering duty officer in 1992.
His shore assignments included: special projects officer at Joint Task Force Five; assistant project officer for New Construction Aircraft Carriers at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News; and commanding officer of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego.
His assignments as a flag officer included: vice commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and program executive officer for Enterprise Information Systems.
Since retiring from the Navy in January 2009, he served as an Accenture consultant and a vice president at both Scientific Research Corporation and Scalable Network Technologies. In 2017, Flynn joined Intel Corp’s New Technology Group focused on delivering artificial intelligence and cognitive analytics solutions to the Federal sector.