Rear Adm. Joe Tynch is a native of North Carolina and graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He was commissioned through the Aviation Officer Candidate School in July of 1988.
In 2018, he assumed the duties as Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific/Commander, Task Force 73/Singapore Area Coordinator. Leading 20 bilateral and multilateral security cooperation exercises with 14 nations in South and Southeast Asia, overseeing more than 50 ships and operational naval logistics forces in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, and forward deployed Littoral Combat Ships.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medals, Navy Commendation, and Achievement Medals, the Combat Action Ribbon, Army Combat Action Badge, and various unit and campaign decorations. He was selected as the Naval Helicopter Association’s (NHA) Instructor Pilot of the Year in 1998 and the NHA’s Pilot of the Year in 2005