Commanding Officer Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center
Captain Joseph G. Rehak was born and raised in NJ. He
is a 1991 graduate of the Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean
Engineering. He also has a Masters of
Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Leadership and Human Resource
Development, a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Army War College Carlisle
and a Masters of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. Captain Rehak is a Joint Qualified Officer.
Following completion of Basic Underwater Demolition training
in 1992, Class 179, Captain Rehak reported to Sea Air Land Team EIGHT and
deployed as assistant platoon commander aboard the USS George Washington CVN-73
supporting operations in the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East. Upon return from deployment, Captain Rehak
was reassigned to Sea Air Land Team TWO as a Winter Warfare Platoon Commander
who conducted operations in Europe and Bosnia from 1996-1997.
From 1997 to 2000 Captain Rehak was assigned to the Naval
Academy as Company Officer for 1st Company and instructor for leadership and
strategy. He then served as the
Operations Officer for Naval Special Warfare Unit THREE in Bahrain from 2000 to
2002. During that time, he conducted
embargo operations against Iraq and supported Naval Special Warfare forces in
Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Captain Rehak returned to the United States to serve at the Special Operations
Command in the Directorate of Resources and Requirements. He commanded the Navy Operational Support
Center in Harrisburg from November of 2004 until June of 2006. He was assigned to Special Operations Command
Korea as the Deputy Director for Strategy and Plans from 2007-2009. Captain Rehak was the Commanding Officer of Sea
Air Land Team EIGHTEEN from 2009-2011, training and deploying SOs, SWCCs and
Combat Service Support Personnel worldwide.
His last duty was the Special Operations Liaison Officer to Kenya.
Captain Rehak has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal,
the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service
Achievement Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal along with various unit awards