Captain Timothy J. Block
Over the course of nearly four decades, Captain Timothy J. Block has excelled in leadership as well as project management as a decorated senior officer of the United States Navy. Currently, he serves as Military Director of United States Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Airworthiness at the Naval Air Systems Command's research and engineering department (AIR 4.0) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. As the Airworthiness Military Director, Capt. Block is the delegated technical authority certifying and issuing flight clearances for all manned and unmanned air systems. He has direct oversight for 52 engineers and technical professionals, leveraging the technical competency of the more than 6,000 engineers serving NAVAIR, in that certification process. A process that encompasses more than 140 different air vehicles in a fleet of more than 4,000 air systems. In addition, he provides supervision, coordination and leadership for technical bodies representing the Multi-Agency National Airworthiness Policy, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force, U. S. Coast Guard, U. S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, NATO, and NASA.
Prior to serving at NAVAIR, Captain Timothy Block oversaw strategic systems programs as Commanding Officer of the Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific, at Naval Base Kitsap. In particular, he supervised 10 major production facilities and managed core staff and a workforce of more than 1,600 personnel. Capt. Block's chief responsibility involved the production, maintenance, and safety of all missile and strategic re-entry systems, including the Trident series SLBMs. Prior to Naval Base Kitsap, Capt. Timothy Block reported to NAVAIR's PMA-231 at NAS Patuxent River as an Integrated Product Team Lead for Network Centric Warfare (NCW) for almost three years.
Before his shore tours, Capt. Timothy Block served as Commanding Officer of VAW 121 assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7), serving on the USS George Washington and USS John F. Kennedy as part of Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Persian Gulf. Capt. Block has also served extensively on several U. S. Navy attack and airborne early warning squadrons as a Flight Officer and Navigator. Capt. Timothy Block earned his officer's commission in 1984, a Williams/Miller leadership award recipient, holding several medals including two Legions of Merit.