LCDR Tim Margita is a 2000 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy where he majored in Marine and Environmental Science. His first assignment was as Deck Watch Officer onboard the USCGC MUNRO (WHEC 724) homeported in Alameda, California. Onboard the MUNRO he served as underway and inport OOD, Gunnery Officer, Combat Information Systems Officer, and Operations Officer. His second tour was at Tactical Law Enforcement Team North in Yorktown, VA, as Officer-in-Charge of Law Enforcement Detachment 203. While assigned to TACLET North, LCDR Margita conducted Homeland Security and Counter-Narcotic deployments both in the U.S. and Caribbean and led two deployments to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. LCDR Margita extended at TACLET North to participate in the Coast Guardís first counter-terrorism unit the Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT) in Chesapeake, Virginia. LCDR Margita was one of the first Direct Action Team (DAT) Officers-in-Charge tasked with leading a 26 member assault team for Coast Guard counter-terrorism training and real-world missions. LCDR Margita attended the University of New Haven, CT where he received his Masterís Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. LCDR Margitaís payback tour was as the Alfa Company Officer at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.
LCDR Margitaís personal awards include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal amongst others.