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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.