DANIEL J. CARIUS
UNITED STATES NAVY
Lieutenant Commander Carius enlisted under the delayed entry program in April 1987. He completed Basic Training in July 1987 and went on to attend Basic Submarine School and "A" and "C" schools for Radiomen and various other technical schools. He completed is Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Excelsior College in 2009.
Lieutenant Commander Carius served aboard the Los Angeles class submarine USS BATON ROUGE (SSN 689) from May 1989 to June 1993 qualifying all enlisted qualifications through Duty Chief Petty Officer. Baton Rouge conducted a Mediterranean Sea Deployment, a North Atlantic deployment and various other operations. The Communications Department received the Green “C” for communications excellence with Lieutenant Commander Carius as the LPO. He served as LPO aboard the ballistic missile submarine USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739) from October 1996 to September 1997. NEBRASKA conducted a successful deployment to the Mediterranean and two strategic deterrent patrols while he was onboard. His only enlisted shore duty was as the Communications Department Leading Petty Officer in Commander, Submarine Group Ten from June 1993 to November 1995.
Lieutenant Commander Carius received his commission from the Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer program in October of 1997. In November 1997 he reported to Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific (COMSUBPAC) and served as a communications watch officer and senior watch officer until January 2001. In January 2001, he reported to Commander, Strategic Communications One/CTF 124 where he served as the assistant communications officer until November 2002. In November 2002, he reported to COMSUBPAC where he served as the Force Communicator for COMSUBPAC until February 2005 where his team ran all submarine broadcasts for the Pacific area of responsibility. In March 2005, he reported to United States Strategic Command, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Integration (USSTRATCOM/JFCC-GSI) where he served as a C4 Operations Officer until July 2007. In August 2007, Lieutenant Commander Carius reported to Commander, Task Force SIX NINE (CTF-69) on the staff of COMSIXTHFLT where he served as the Communications Department Head (N6) supporting all submarines in the Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa areas of operations. In August 2010, Lieutenant Commander Carius reported to Naval Computers and Telecommunications Strategic Communications Unit to relieve as the Officer in Charge.
Lieutenant Commander Carius’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (six awards), and various service and campaign awards.