CAPTAIN TIMIKA “Timi” BURNETT LINDSAY
UNITED STATES NAVY, RETIRED
In 2002, CAPT Lindsay was assigned to Office of Process, Technology and Information (OPTI) on the staff of the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), where she co-led the transition of Echelon I (highest levels of the Navy) computer networks to the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The following year she volunteered as an Individual Augmentee to the Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq, serving as Deputy Director/Executive Officer of the Communications Support Office (C6). For her follow-on tour, she was handpicked to serve as Executive Officer, U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Bahrain, directly supporting operations in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II.
After earning a second master’s degree at the Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA, CAPT Lindsay was selected for duty on the Joint Staff as Action Officer in the Space and Transport Division, Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) Directorate (J6). She later served in the Strategic Engagement Division, providing flag level input to both National and Defense strategies. In 2009, she transferred to Norfolk, VA where she served as Deputy Director, Communications and Information Systems for U.S. SECOND Fleet. Following this tour, CAPT Lindsay served in one of the first Information Warfare (Cyber) cross-detail positions as Chief of Staff for the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in Suitland, MD. There, she was responsible for the day-to-day functioning of an Echelon II intelligence command and its four subordinate commands.
Afterwards, CAPT Lindsay reported to Fort Meade, MD and served as Director, Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) Operations for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet (FCC/C10F) where she monitored and reported activities across network, fleet and satellite communications to provide assured communications to joint and Fleet users.
CAPT Lindsay’s awards include the Legion of Merit (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Iraq Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal. She recently received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020 for her outstanding service to community and country.
Since retiring, CAPT Lindsay has been involved in various volunteer activities, including serving as Director of Leadership and Development for the Naval Academy Minority Association, Trustee on the USS New Jersey (SSN 796) Commissioning Committee, and the National Naval Officers Association Freedom to Serve Chair celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 which called for the desegregation of the federal government and military respectively. In November 2022, she started her own business consulting company, Anchor Leadership Solutions, LLC, advising leaders in various areas including strategic planning; risk management; training and professional development; facilitation and community engagement; and environmental and economic justice. She is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, moderator, and panelist for conferences, workshops, and professional consultation.
CAPT Lindsay is the proud mother of Eric Jr. (USNA ‘25) and Elise (USNA ’23), making them the first black mother-daughter to graduate from USNA.