In fact, he received an early promotion/exceptional proficiency promotion to Commander effective July 1, 2017, in recognition of his exemplary performance in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS).
His family reported him missing on February 14.
Cunningham's keys, phone, wallet and identification were found at his home after he vanished.
"Tim never leaves Beau unattended", his father told NBC.
Now a $15,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest or indictment.
A month after an employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disappeared, the federal agency says it hopes he'll soon be found.
After Cunningham's disappearance, reports surfaced based on a statement from an Atlanta police officer that Cunningham had been told he would not be getting a promotion before he went missing.
On Monday, Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee told CBS News that they are standing firm on the statements they have given regarding Cunningham's disappearance. Schuchat pushed back on the officer's statement.
Timothy Cunningham, a 35-year-old epidemiologist at the agency whose parents live in Waldorf, Md., mysteriously disappeared on February 12. Crime Stoppers said the money is for information "that points to criminal activity in the disappearance".
Despite reports he disappeared right after he was passed over for a promotion, Dr. Schuchat said he'd been given an "early" promotion to the rank of commander, effective July 1 of past year, for his "exemplary performance".