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Rear Admiral Jon Kreitz

Rear Adm. Jon Kreitz enlisted in the U.S. Navy in May 1982 as a Machinist’s Mate. After a tour on board the USS Nassau (LHA 4), he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics and received a commission through the NROTC program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Military Art and Science Degree in Strategy from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He was also a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Seminar XXI Fellow.

Kreitz served at sea on the USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Mitscher (DDG 57), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65) prior to commanding the USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) where his crew interdicted nearly 20 metric tons of cocaine during two counter narco-terrorism operations deployments. He commanded USS New York (LPD 21) for her maiden deployment, earning a Battle ‘E’ Award and the 2013 Atlantic Fleet Marjorie Sterrett Battleship Fund Award as the most battle ready ship in the Atlantic Fleet.,

Ashore, he has served as a Branch Head and as the Executive Assistant to the Director for Manpower, Personnel and Administration at Headquarters, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command. He has served three tours on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), once as a Branch Head for the Director of Surface Warfare (OPNAV N86), and twice in the Office of the Chief of Navy Reserve (OPNAV N095) including duty as Executive Assistant to the Chief of Navy Reserve. He served as the Chief of Staff and Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Recently, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

 Kreitz is the 66th President, Board of Inspection and Survey. He is responsible for assessing the material readiness of the fleet.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, as well as other individual, unit, and campaign awards. span>




 Mr. Joseph O'Hara

Mr. O’Hara is a GS employee serving as the Technical Deputy for President, Board of Inspection and Survey.  Previously, he served seven years as Navy Region Midwest Operations Program Director, N3 with responsibility over Antiterrorism Force Protection, Fire and Emergency Services, Occupational Safety and Health, Personnel Security and Emergency Management programs for a 16 State area of operation; to include a C4ISR capable Regional Operations Center (ROC), and the Navy Emergency Planning Liaison Officer (NEPLO) and Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA) Program.  He was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Terrorism Liaison Officer Committee for the Chicago area, Lake County Gang Task Force, and was a certified State and Local Antiterrorism Training (SLATT) instructor through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. He was also assigned as the Training, Readiness and Evaluation Program Director, N7 for Navy Region Midwest from October 2007 through August of 2008. 

Mr. O’Hara retired from active duty in November 2007 with 24 years, having served as a Limited Duty Officer (LDO) for both Engineering and Security. He served three years as the Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS Cape St. George (CG-71), two years at Fleet Information Warfare Center (FIWC), three years as Chief Engineer/Executive Officer on USS Whirlwind (PC-11) and three years as Security Officer for Naval Station Great Lakes, IL and Public Safety Director for Navy Region Midwest.    

Mr. O’Hara possesses extensive knowledge and experience in Surface Engineering, Antiterrorism Force Protection, Budget planning and execution, Emergency and Consequence Management, Fire and Emergency Services, and Occupational Safety and Health program management. 

He received a degree in Electromechanical Technologies in May, 2006 from Excelsior College, Albany NY.