Lieutenant Commander Tim E. Darley, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret) formed DCI after retiring from 28 years of active duty service in 2006. He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1978 and is a former Chief Petty Officer (Radioman) with over 10 years sea time. Among the numerous awards and citations he received while on active duty, he received the Military Outstanding Leader of the Year award from the Sonoma County, California, Leadership Council and was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard National Pistol Team, earning both the Distinguished Pistol Shot award and President’s 100 Brassard.
He graduated from the Chief Petty Officer Academy in 1990 and was commissioned an Ensign in 1993. He commanded the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter FARALLON (WPB 1301) and was the Operations Officer aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter BEAR (WMEC 901) while assigned to the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) Battle Group during the Kosovo Campaign. During this period he was also responsible for military to military training with the Royal Moroccan Navy, Royal Tunisian Navy and for his ships participation in war games with coalition forces for Exercise Cooperative Partner 1999 in the Black Sea.
Deployed ashore with the U.S. Marine Corps, he was acting Maritime Military Component Commander to Brigadier General Coleman, USMC, in 2004 for Haitian operations (CJTF-Haiti). His final assignment was on the staff of Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area (Major Cutter Forces) where he served as a liaison with Executive Officers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutters as they conducted operations in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and North Arabian Gulf (Operation Iraqi Freedom).
The staff at DCI is comprised of former military officers from the U.S. Armed Forces. These officers held very unique assignments with the Armed Forces including Commanding Officer billets, numerous staff and operational assignments where they led hundreds of military personnel during times of peace and war, administered multi-million dollar programs and were professionally trained at leadership and risk management.