Profile: CPO1 Timothy King – BADM Unit CPO

CPO1 Timothy King

CPO1 Timothy King

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Base Administration

Incoming Base Administration (BADM) Unit Chief Petty Officer – CPO1 Timothy King’s goal is to be a good command team partner, assisting the Base Administration Commanding Officer in his day-to-day operation.

“I would like to provide our Commanding Officer with a realistic, no-nonsense opinion regarding the health, welfare, morale, and climate of the sailors and public servants with whom I will be working with. People first and mission always; if we can take care of our people, we take care of our mission. I am extremely humbled and proud to be offered the opportunity to be the Base Administration Unit CPO and will do my absolute best to represent the unit well.”

Born in Ottawa, CPO1 King moved to B.C. as a young boy. He was inspired to join the military by his family’s legacy of service. His father, stepfather, and brothers all held various positions within the Canadian Armed Forces. That legacy now extends to his son, a Marine Technician who will be posted to HMCS Whitehorse in mid-June.

CPO1 King draws inspiration from his wife Deanna who has supported him despite her own adversity. 

“She is my foundation and inspires my strength and tenacity. She has taught me the meaning of perseverance by living through her multiple sclerosis condition.” 

His career started 29 years ago as an Infantry Reservist. In 2001, he re-enlisted in the Regular Force as a Naval Electronic Sensor Operator. Over the years, CPO1 King assumed numerous roles with many significant moments. The most impactful moment was during his time serving with HMCS Protecteur when a major fire broke out in the engine room Feb. 27, 2014.

“The event stroke fear from within and my experience was traumatic. The crew on HMCS Protecteur were the bravest, most resourceful, dedicated, selfless people I have known and we got ourselves through the event. Under the command team, Capt(N) J. Elbourne and CPO1 A. Aubry’s leadership, I was able to reaffirm my love for the CAF. I found new purpose for being part of such a diverse skilled and honorable organization despite the setback from the engine fire.”

With decades of military service, CPO1 King has the experience to offer sage career advice to the younger generation.

“If I have one specific advice on career advancement within the CAF it is to take initiative to plan out where you want to be. You are your best career manager; you can take control of what you want to learn, how you want to grow, and then have an open communication with your chain of command. They will help to guide you towards the right direction. Most importantly is have some fun along the journey and that makes it a satisfying career.”


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