Captain Jim Morgan was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Wooster, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography from the United States Naval Academy in May, 1987. During his initial sea tour in USS Elrod (FFG 55) Captain Morgan served as Fire Control-Ordnance Officer and Auxiliaries Officer from January 1988 to November 1990, deploying twice to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Earnest Will. Captain Morgan’s first department head tour was as Chief Engineer in USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) from September 1994 to April 1996 in Yokosuka, Japan. While serving in Rodney M. Davis, Captain Morgan deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf and participated in maritime security operations in support of United Nations sanctions against Iraq.
Captain Morgan’s second department head tour was as Chief Engineer in USS Princeton (CG 59) from July, 1996 to July, 1998. During his tour in Princeton, the ship deployed in support of counternarcotics operations during which Princeton served as the Air Warfare Commander for counterdrug operations in the Caribbean theater. Captain Morgan served as Executive Officer in USS Carney (DDG 64) from February, 2001 to April, 2002 and as Commanding Officer in USS Howard (DDG 83) from July, 2006 until January, 2008. During his tour as Commanding Officer, Howard served as the Air Defense Commander for the Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group, deployed to the Western Pacific and the Arabian Gulf, and earned the Battle “E” Award, Pacific Fleet LAMPs Helicopter Safety Award, and the Areligh Burke Fleet Trophy Award for 2006. Captain Morgan served as Deputy Commander for Destroyer Squadron 7 in San Diego, California from June, 2010 until April, 2011 and assumed command of Destroyer Squadron 7 on April 12, 2011. During Ronald Reagan Strike Group’s Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployment in 2011, Captain Morgan also served as Commander, Task Group Iraqi Maritime (CTG IM) from June 4 until July 18, 2011.
Ashore, Captain Morgan was assigned to the U.S. Naval Academy from January, 1991 to February, 1994 as an instructor in the Department of Seamanship and Navigation. From July, 1998 to July, 2000, Captain Morgan served as the Personal Aide to the Under Secretary of the Navy at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. From June, 2002 to July, 2004, Captain Morgan served at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, TN as the Surface Community Management Branch Head (PERS-41M) and as the post-Department Head and Executive Officer Assignment Officer (PERS-411B). Captain Morgan also served in the Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Strategy, Plans, and Policy Branch (J5–Afghanistan Desk) and completed his tour in January, 2010 as the first Operations, Plans, and Policy Division Chief in the newly created Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell (PACC).
Captain Morgan earned a Master of Science degree in Management from the University of Maryland University College in 1994 and graduated with distinction from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) in 2005 with a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy.
In addition to numerous service medals, Captain Morgan’s personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy-Marine Corp Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and the Navy Achievement Medal with gold star.
Captain Tim Hinman’s introduction to Navy medicine began at birth in Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California in 1961. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas in the spring of 1983. In that same year he entered Medical School at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in 1987.
Dr. Hinman entered a family practice internship at Jacksonville Naval Hospital in 1987. Upon graduation in 1988, Capt. Hinman pursued a course of study in Submarine and Diving Medicine in Groton, Connecticut and subsequently qualified as Navy Diver and Submarine Medical Officer. In 1989 Dr. Hinman reported to Naval Submarine Group 9 in Bangor, Washington. After serving two years in Washington state, he then reported to Panama City Florida as an Instructor at the Naval Dive Salvage and Training Center.
In January of 1993, Dr. Hinman entered Emergency Medicine Residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia where he graduated Honor Resident in 1996. He holds certification as Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. After residency Dr. Hinman was appointed to the Faculty of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine in Bethesda, MD. As Assistant Professor, in addition to curriculum management and development, he provided tactical medical support to multiple federal law enforcement agencies including Secret Service, FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, and U.S. Park Police.
During 2000–2001 Capt. Hinman served as Emergency Department Head at Naval Hospital Okinawa. Dr. Hinman was then selected as White House Physician providing medical care, support, and contingency planning. After his tour at the White House, Dr. Hinman served as the Submarine Force Medical Officer for Commander Naval Submarines in Norfolk, Virginia. He contributed to submarine medical policy and provided international liaison in Submarine Escape and Rescue planning.
Capt. Hinman served as Executive Officer at Naval Hospital Guam July 2007–2009. He completed his assignment June, 2011 as Force Surgeon First Naval Construction Division in Little Creek, Virginia supporting Naval Construction, Humanitarian/Disaster Relief, and Theater Security Cooperation worldwide.
Capt. Hinman’s personal awards include Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Bronze Cluster in lieu of second award, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal gold star in lieu of second award, and Naval Achievement Medal.
Captain Jonathan Olmsted graduated from California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, Calif., in 1996 and joined the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) later that year.
Capt. Olmsted began his career at MSC as an able-bodied seaman (deckhand) and then as Third Officer aboard ammunition ship USNS Kilauea (T-AE 26), followed by fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197). In 1998, he served as Second Officer (navigator) aboard fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). His 1999 to 2003 tour of duty aboard ammunition ship USNS Flint (T-AE 32) included two Arabian Gulf combat deployments during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
As First Officer aboard the Navy fast combat support ship USS Rainier (AOE-7), Capt. Olmsted helped convert the ship for civilian operation with MSC and deployed to aid Indonesian tsunami victims during Operation Unified Assistance in 2005. In his capacity as First Officer, Capt. Olmsted served aboard fleet ocean tug USNS Navajo (T-ATF 169), and rescue and salvage ships USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) and USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52).
Capt. Olmsted has served as master of ten MSC ships since 2007, primarily in the Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf. These ships include fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168); ammunition ship USNS Kiska (T-AE 35); four fleet replenishment oilers, USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194), USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199), USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187); and four dry cargo/ammunition ships, USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7), USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), which carried the Navy’s 2009 Pacific Partnership mission and USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9), which supported Operation Tomodachi in the wake of the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
Capt. Olmsted has earned the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Merchant Marine Outstanding Achievement Medal, and several unit and expeditionary awards for his contributions at sea. He has held a Merchant Marine unlimited Master license since 2002.