FORCECOM Training Division Chief
Mr. Tim Quiram
Deputy Chief, FORCECOM Training Division
United States Coast Guard
Tim Quiram, a Certified Performance Technologist, currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Coast Guard’s Performance Technology Center (PTC). The PTC is a prototype center for improving human performance. It uses human performance technology (HPT) techniques and tools to analyze and solve workforce performance problems and exploit new opportunities.
Tim spent 22 years on active duty with the Coast Guard, his final assignment as Director of Training at Training Center, Yorktown, Virginia. He led a staff of 450 military, civilian, and contract instructors who trained entry-level and advanced skills in over 100 different subjects to nearly 10,000 students each year. The Training Center is home to the National Search and Rescue School, the National Aids to Navigation School, Engineering and Weapons training, the Marine Safety and Security Schools, and the Boat Forces and Cutter Operations Center.
His previous shore assignments included Chief of the PTC where he led the transformation of the PTC from a fledgling organization to becoming the Coast Guard’s Human Performance and E-learning Center of Excellence; Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement for Coast Guard Operations in Alaska, the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean.
His shipboard assignments included the Coast Guard Cutter (CGC) VIGILANT homeported in New Bedford, Massachusetts; Captain of the CGC POINT MARTIN homeported in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina; Executive Officer of the CGC ACACIA homeported in Charlevoix, Michigan; and Captain of the CGC MORRO BAY homeported in Yorktown, Virginia.
Tim earned a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Masters degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. He is a 2011 graduate of the Department of Homeland Security Fellows program and a 2006 graduate of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Leadership institute.