NOAA Leadership

Dr. David Titley

Dr. David Titley.

Dr. David Titley Deputy Under Secretary for Operations.

Dr. Titley serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As NOAA’s chief operating officer, Dr. Titley is responsible for the day-to-day management of NOAA’s national and international operations for oceanic and atmospheric services, research, and coastal and marine stewardship and serves as a key advisor to the Under Secretary/NOAA Administrator on NOAA program and policy issues.

Dr. Titley brings to this position a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading large, complex organizations and directing major operations around the world.  He served as a naval officer for 32 years and rose to the rank of Rear Admiral.  Dr. Titley’s career included duties as Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy; director, Task Force Climate Change; and Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance.

Dr. Titley holds a Bachelor of Science in meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University.  From the Naval Postgraduate School, he earned a Master of Science in meteorology and physical oceanography, and a Ph.D. in meteorology.  He was elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2009.