A native of Washington, Missouri, CAPT Chase graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science with Honors in English. He also holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Federal CIO certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. CAPT Chase earned his Naval Aviator wings in July 1993 and his Information Warfare Officer designation in September 2010.
His sea tours include HSL 45, during which time he deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf with USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) in support of Maritime Interdiction Operations, and HSL 49, where he deployed as Officer in Charge, HSL 49 Detachment Six aboard USS SHILOH (CG-67) during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. During his time in HSL 49, he was awarded the Commander, Naval Air Forces Leadership Award (2003) as the HSL 49 Maintenance Officer.
CAPT Chase’s shore assignments include HSL 41 as an SH-60B FRS Instructor and Tactical Check Pilot, Aide to Director Air Warfare on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Flag Aide to Commander Naval Air Forces, and Operations Officer for COMHSLWINGPAC and COMHELMARSTRIKEWINGPAC.
Joining the Navy’s Information Professional cadre in 2005, CAPT Chase reported to Commander, THIRD Fleet, where he served as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Requirements (N8) and the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Innovation and Experimentation (N9). He commanded the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Guam from 2008 to 2011, and served as Deputy Director for Command, Control, and Cyber at U.S. Pacific Command from 2011 to 2014.
CAPT Chase came to Task Force 1010 and NAVNETWARCOM from Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE as the Information Warfare Commander, where he was responsible for tactically integrating all warfighting aspects of the Information Domain for the John C. Stennis Strike Group.
CAPT Chase’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various campaign and unit awards.