Admiral Timothy J. Keating (USN, Ret.) Joins Jamestown Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          
Contact: Caitlin Buckley

WASHINGTON, D.C.The Jamestown Foundation is proud to announce the addition of Admiral Timothy J. Keating (USN, Ret.) to the Jamestown board. Admiral Timothy J. Keating is a highly decorated, retired Admiral of the U.S. Navy and the former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, where he worked to preserve the security of our nation across the Asia-Pacific region. Jamestown President Glen E. Howard noted that the addition of Admiral Keating notably deepens and expands the global scope of the foundation’s national security-related research and analysis.

Admiral Timothy J. Keating retired in December 2009 after serving for three years as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. His area of responsibility included over 3.4 billion people and half the surface of the earth. While in command, Admiral Keating visited over 30 countries, meeting diplomats, military officials and commercial leaders to emphasize active engagement with national and international partners in preserving the security and stability upon which the Asia-Pacific region’s success depends. Prior to his tour at Pacific Command, Keating was responsible for protecting the United States homeland and providing support to federal, state and local officials in time of crisis. Simultaneously, he was Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, providing aerospace warning, air sovereignty and defense for the United States and Canada.

Previous tours include service as Director of the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet and all naval forces in the United States Central Command headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations) in the Pentagon, commander of the USS Kitty Hawk Battle Group stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and Deputy Director for Operations (Current Operations) on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

Admiral Keating held command positions at the Naval Strike Warfare Center, a Carrier Air Wing and an F-18 Squadron. Admiral Keating is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a Chief of Naval Operations Fellow with the Strategic Studies Group in Newport, Rhode Island. He has accumulated over 5,000 hours of flight time in tactical jets and has landed on Navy aircraft carriers over 1,200 times. In addition to numerous awards from the United States, he has received military decorations from Great Britain, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore. He is a proud honorary Master Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy.

Admiral Keating serves several organizations as an international consultant, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a board member of a number of corporate and nonprofit entities.

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, Eurasia and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website,