Cmdr. Jamie Biondi
Cmdr. Jamie Biondi enlisted in the Navy after graduating high school in Spokane, Washington in 1987. He completed initial nuclear power training and was selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commission Program. He received his commission in December 1993 after graduation from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering (Magna Cum Laude).
His first assignment was USS Sunfish (SSN 649) where he served as EA, RCA, and DCA while completing a Mediterranean deployment, inter-fleet transfer and decommissioning. Biondi completed his junior officer tour on USS Ohio (SSBN 726) where he served as DCA, QAO and COMMO while completing three patrols. He received recognition as the PACNORWEST Naval Submarine League Junior Officer of the Year in March 1998.
In January 1999, he reported to the Professor of Naval Science at Cornell University where he served as a visiting lecturer. During his tour he completed a Master’s Degree in Industrial Labor Relations (Magna Cum Laude).
Biondi previously served on USS San Juan as the ship’s Engineer where he completed an extended Mediterranean deployment that culminated in tomahawk missile launches in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his time on board, the submarine earned three Engineering “E” awards and the Battle “E” award.
In November 2004, Biondi reported to the Atlantic Fleet Headquarters to serve as a junior member on the Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board where he evaluated Atlantic fleet performance on over 50 reactor safety exams.
His last sea assignment was aboard USS Springfield (SSN 761) where he served as executive officer. The ship deployed to the Persian Gulf while conducting the first circumnavigation of Africa using electronic charts and conducted the first submarine port visit to Fujairah, UAE. The ship was awarded the Battle “E” for operational excellence.
Biondi reported to USNORTHCOM in August 2009 where he was assigned duty in Cheyenne Mountain as the Branch Chief of NORTHCOM Special Activities, his primary responsibility was to provide advice and assistance to the commander for nuclear control orders. During his tenure the command was recognized as the best COCOM for nuclear command and control.
Biondi is entitled to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (six awards), and various other personal and unit awards.