CDR Charleese Sampa is a native Tarrytown, NY. She earned a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from St. Louis University, a M.B.A from Webster University and completed a post-masters fellowship program for the Director of National Intelligence at Harvard University. CDR Sampa received her commission as an Intelligence Officer through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL in April 1997. She recently reported to the Naval Ocean Processing Facility as the Executive Officer.
In 1999, she served as the Collections Officer for CVW-17, onboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. In 2001 and 2003, she filled multiple joint assignments at USTRANSCOM in O’Fallon, IL and USSOUTHCOM in Miami, FL. In 2006, she was assigned to USNAVCENT in Bahrain as the Deputy of the Iran Analysis Division and Operations Planning Group Team Lead and followed that with an assignment to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) in San Diego, CA. In 2010, she served as the Senior Watch Officer and Analysis Division Officer at USSEVENTHFLT onboard the USS BLUE RIDGE in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2012, served on the OPNAV N2/N6 staff as the Assistant Officer-in-Charge of the Chief of Naval Operations-Intelligence Plot. In 2015, she was assigned as the Flag Intelligence Officer for Carrier Strike Group 1 (CSG1) onboard USS CARL VINSON.
CDR Sampa’s decorations and awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (4), Joint Service Commendation Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement Medal and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. In 2012, she was recognized as the Herman Dworkin Award recipient for maritime analytic excellence.