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CDR Timothy J. “TJ” Orth

Executive Officer, USS St. Louis (LCS 19)

27 March 2023

CDR. TJ Orth bio
CDR. TJ Orth
CDR. TJ Orth bio
CDR. TJ Orth
CDR. TJ Orth bio
Photo By: Trish Nelson
VIRIN: 230327-N-OW182-001
 CDR TJ Orth is a native of Farmville, Virginia and a 2007 graduate of the US Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in History.
During his first sea assignment, he served as the Fire Control Officer and Lead Boarding Officer on USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG 32). He remained aboard JOHN L. HALL as Training Officer for his second division officer tour. As a Department Head, he was the commissioning Combat Systems Officer on Littoral Combat Ship Crew 110, the first LCS Crew to form in Mayport, Florida. He remained with LCS Crew 110 for his second department head tour as Operations Officer. During that tour, Crew 10 accepted delivery of and commissioned USS SIOUX CITY (LCS 11), including sailing her from the builder’s yard in the Great Lakes to her homeport. He subsequently commanded USS FIREBOLT (PC 10), forward deployed to Naval Support Activity, Manama, Bahrain, from August 2019 to October 2020. He remained in Bahrain and served as Operations Director on the staff of Destroyer Squadron FIFTY and Task Force FIVE FIVE.  Commander Orth has deployed to the Baltic, Black, Mediterranean and Red Seas, the Arabian Gulf, and the Gulf of Guinea. He reported to USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) Blue in December of 2022.
Ashore, Commander Orth served as an instructor of Seamanship and Navigation and Yard Patrol Craft Officer in Charge at the US Naval Academy while earning his Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College.
Commander Orth’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with Gold Star), Navy Commendation Medal (with Gold Stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with Gold Star) as well as various unit and service awards  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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