RDML Richard V. Timme
Rear Admiral Richard Timme serves as the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy and is responsible for the development of national policy, standards, and programs promoting Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship. Three Directorates carry out the mission: Inspections and Compliance, Marine Transportation Systems, and Commercial Regulations and Standards. Programs include waterways management, navigation and boating safety, ports and facilities, merchant mariner credentialing, vessel documentation, marine casualty investigation, commercial vessel inspections, and port state control. He recently served as the Coast Guard’s Budget Director where he was responsible for the formulation and justification of the Coast Guard’s $12 billion budget. Duties included advising senior leadership on all resource issues, and coordinating with DHS, OMB and Congress for budget and resource issues. His operational experience includes serving as Commander of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley where he worked with federal, state and local government agencies to carry out Coast Guard missions. He was also the Captain of the Port and Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh, and during the 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON oil spill response, served as a Deputy Incident Commander and Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative.
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