LCDR Jimmie L. Nelson
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam
LCDR Jim Nelson is a native Mississippi, was commissioned through the Navy’s Limited Duty Officer’s Program.
His assignments while enlisted includes: Data Systems Technician aboard USS JOHN RODGERS (DD-983) in Charleston, SC, followed by Computer Administrator at the Navy Nuclear Power Training Command, Orlando, FL, participated in a command move to Charleston, SC. He served as Fire Controlman Chief and Information Systems Technician Chief onboard USS GARY (FFG-51) Yokosuka, Japan, participated in a crew swap, and finished his tour aboard USS THACH (FFG-43) in San Diego, CA.
His operational and sea tours while commissioned includes: Assistant Officer in Charge/Operations Officer, NCTAMS PAC Det, Diego Garcia, followed by Operations Officer at NCTS Bahrain. He served as the Communications Officer for Commander Seventh Fleet, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19), followed by Operations Officer and Communications Planner, C4I Systems Directorate at Naval Forces Europe/Naval Forces Africa – Commander Sixth Fleet, Naples, IT. He was then assigned as Combat Systems Information Officer (CSIO), USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74).
Lieutenant Commander Nelson laterally transferred to an Information Professional in 2015.
Lieutenant Commander Nelson’s personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, six Navy Commendation Medals, six Navy Achievement Medals, as well as several campaign medals and unit awards.