Capt Beltz is a native of Pennsylvania. He is a 1989 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Sea duty assignments include tours as propulsion plant watch officer in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65); Anti-Submarine Warfare and Electronic Repair Officer in USS ESTOCIN (FFG 15); Combat Systems Officer in USS ARTHUR W. RADFORD (DD 968); Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), Executive Officer in USS HAYLER (DD 997), Commanding Officer in USS ELROD (FFG 55), Deputy Operations Officer in Carrier Strike Group Five, and Executive Officer in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).
Shore assignments include tours at Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Fl, Nuclear Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY; Surface Warfare Officer School Command as an Engineering instructor; Commander Naval Air Forces Atlantic as Executive Officer on the Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team; Future Force Structure, Sea Shield, and Sea Basing action officer on the OPNAV staff within the Capability Analysis and Assessment Division (N81); Director of Fleet Training in Surface Warfare Officer School Command, and Deputy in the Strategic Research Department at the Naval War College.
Captain Beltz’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Troy State University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.