It is our pleasure to welcome Tim Adcock to the Inzpire family.
Tim has joined our space division as its deputy head after completing over 20 years’ service in the RAF.
Tim joined the RAF in 2001 as a fighter controller. Having completed a tour at RAF Neatishead and then RAF Boulmer acting as a surveillance officer protecting the UK air policing area, Tim was posted to RAF Fylingdales and began his career in military space operations.
Initially operating as a crew commander responsible for strategic missile warning on behalf of UK and US governments, Tim was selected to be the operations squadron’s executive officer and successfully oversaw the total overhaul of the radar and operating system that saw Fylingdales become the first ugrade early warning radar within the US’s suite of ground-based systems.
Posted to be part of the Joint Force Air Component Headquarter’s staff in 2007, Tim broadened his air power knowledge and understanding, culminating in an operational deployment to the CENTCOM Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) in Al Udeid acting as senior air defence officer. And, on his return to the UK, Tim began the year-long Aerosystems course in readiness for another broadening tour undertaking test and evaluation of tactical data link and space capability as part of the Air Warfare Centre’s 56 Squadron. This tour saw Tim draw heavily on previous experience gained outside of the RAF, having worked for several years as a research associate for Washington State University after graduating from a PhD programme at Brunel University.
Returning fleetingly to Fylingdales late in 2012 to oversee training assurance, Tim was promoted to squadron leader early in 2013 and posted to be part of the British Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade Headquarter’s staff, acting as their senior battlespace manager. After a couple of years revelling in the delights of Army life (sleeping in a wood block is somewhat overrated!), Tim returned to space operations and became the space lead for 92 Squadron (tactics and training), during which time he graduated as a Qualified Space Instructor, and ultimately led the delivery of the course and the UK’s space support to US exercises such as Coalition Virtual Flag and Red Flag.
Posted from 92 Squadron to be officer commanding operations squadron at RAF Fylingdales, Tim oversaw the UK’s support to the US’s implementation of the ‘space mission force’ concept; a mindsight change for space operators that saw them recognise space as an operational domain and one that they were already in competition for. This concept, and its underlying principals, have grown to deliver the US Space Force, and underpins the recent stand-up of UK Space Command.
Leaving RAF Fylingdales for the final time, Tim moved to be the lead space instructor at the Air and Space Warfare School, RAF Cranwell early in 2018. Delivering a major overhaul of the school’s educational space programme, to include the first ever delivery of an online learning package, and again leading the delivery of the Qualified Space Instructor’s course, Tim was rewarded with promotion to wing commander in 2019 and a posting to RAF High Wycombe and the Space and Battlespace Management Force. Acting as the staff lead for the UK Space Operations Centre’s higher headquarters, Tim worked across several workstreams to include preliminary work that informed the stand-up of UK Space Command.
Deploying as a final tour within the RAF, Tim returned to CENTCOM’s Al Udeid CAOC late in 2020 and as a first for the US, he became the first ever non-US member of their deployed Director of Space Force staff. Acting as the deputy director of space forces, Tim oversaw operational delivery of space operations in support of CENTCOM’s ongoing operations and the wider US Space Command global fight.
Tim has settled in Leicestershire and is looking forward to continuing in the development of space operations and is currently waiting on final confirmation of a MSc in Aerosystems – Air Operations and Tactics from Staffordshire University with a dissertation focused on identifying a “Fundamental consideration for planning and executing space operations”.
Welcome to the team, Tim!
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