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For over 36 years, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Tim Szymanski served in many Navy and Joint Special Operations assignments as a Navy Special Warfare Officer (SEAL). He most recently served as the Deputy Commander for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) after serving as the Commander of Naval Special Warfare (NSW). In these roles, he led thousands of uniformed and civilian personnel in the manning, training, equipping, and employment of naval special warfare and joint special operations forces. He commanded a Tactical Development & Evaluation Squadron, a Special Boat Team, a SEAL Team, and a Special Operations Joint Task Force. Keenly aware of the detrimental effects of invisible wounds on Force and Family Readiness, he established policy to cognitively baseline the entire Special Operations community as well as created initiatives to enhance warfighter brain health. Tim is a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1985, and holds a MA in Joint Strategic planning from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School in Norfolk VA.

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