CDR Allon Turek, USN
Naval Oceanography Operations Command
A native of Connecticut, Commander Turek received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Maine Maritime Academy in 1996. Originally a surface warfare officer, Commander Turek served in USS Hue City (CG 66) as the Antisubmarine Warfare Officer from 1997-1999 where he earned his surface warfare qualification. He also served as the Fire Support Officer on the staff of Amphibious Squadron Eleven forward deployed in Sasebo Japan from 1999-2001. From 2001-2002 he served as a Training Liaison Officer at Afloat Training Group Mayport, Fla., before lateral transferring into the oceanography community in 2002.
As a Navy oceanographer, Commander Turek served as Assistant Operations Officer and Operations Officer at Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Command in Yokosuka, Japan, before reporting to Naval Postgraduate School in 2006. He graduated in 2008 and reported to Carrier Strike Group Eleven as the Staff Oceanographer and Strike Group Scheduler for Commander, Nimitz Strike Group deployed in the Pacific and Southwest Asia theaters supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Commander Turek reported to Stennis Space Center, Miss., in 2010 as Deputy Director of Oceanography Operations for Anti-submarine Warfare at the Naval Oceanography Operations Command. In November 2012, he assumed his current duties as Executive Officer of Naval Oceanography Operations Command.
Commander Turek earned a Master of Science in Meteorology and Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Technology from Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine.
His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (five awards) in addition to various service and campaign awards.