COL Timothy McKernan

COL Timothy McKernan

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  • 2LT May 86
  • 1LT May 89
  • CPT Oct 91
  • MAJ Apr 96
  • LTC Feb 04
  • COL Mar 09
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1986

Recent Activity  -


 Accomplished Logistician with 25+ years of specialized expertise in supply chain management, distribution, and transportation of energy commodities both stateside and abroad.  Possess 12+ years of project management experience over complex military and federal programs involving astute knowledge of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and international contract acquisition.

Military Experiences

Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Board Member
Board Member on multiple boards. Watched systematic discrimination against veterans with PTSD. Forced to retire over my PTSD Service Dog (authorized by Army doctors) FTA
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Participated in Fellowship Program in lieu of resident studies.


(7 years, 11 months)
Jun 2009 - Jun 2010
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Served as Senior Liaison to the Government of Iraq for Army Systems. Oversaw contract compliance and delivery of services, goods, and weapons worth over $40 billion. Coordinated and verified the logistics security functions and the training of the Iraqi Security Force. Developed automated logistics and warehouse receipt, storage and issue of supply
Oct 2007 - Jan 2009
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Commanded over 1,200 Service members while deployed to Iraq October 2007 to January 2009. Responsible for Distribution, Route Security and Convoy Security for Southern Iraq supplying more than 300K service members and the 1M+ Iraqi Security Forces. Provided intense security training, intelligence briefings, and risk management before all missions.
Jan 2007 - Apr 2007
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
As the Deputy Commander of the Joint Logistics Command in Afghanistan, orchestrated country-wide logistical support for 35,000 allied service members and Afghan Forces. Developed, staffed, and oversaw contract submission of fixed petroleum facilities at Bagram and Kandahar military airfields which reduced pilferage and enemy fuel losses.
Oct 2004 - Oct 2005
Coordinated physical and operational security and logistics support to deploying and redeploying American and Coalition military forces to and from Iraq. Oversaw initiation of add-on armor effort to reinforce vehicles for troops in Iraq.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Dec 1984 - Jan 1985

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1983 - 1987

Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology

Bachelor's Degree, Petroleum Engineering