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Commander John E. Fitztpatrick
Executive Officer, Afloat Training Group Norfolk
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CDR Fitzpatrick is a native of Oklahoma. He enlisted in the United States Navy in November 1994 and served four years as a nuclear trained Machinist’s Mate. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and from the University of Florida in 2009 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

CDR Fitzpatrick’s division officer tours were aboard USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) where he served as First Lieutenant and aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) where he served as Reactor Controls Division Officer. As a department head, he served as Operations Officer aboard USS ELROD (FFG 55), and Reactor Training Assistant aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). He served as Officer In Charge onboard USS LEWIS B. PULLER (ESB 3) where he led the Gold MILCREW through initial manning, training, certification, and her maiden deployment.
Ashore, CDR Fitzpatrick completed both officer and enlisted nuclear power training pipelines, served as an enlisted Staff Instructor at Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, attended the University of Florida under the SWO MBA program, served as Director, Officer Department at Naval Nuclear Power School, and as an Engineering Assessor for conventionally powered ships at Engineering Assessments Atlantic.
CDR Fitzpatrick currently serves as Executive Officer of Afloat Training Group Atlantic and is slated to relieve as Commanding Officer of AEGIS Ashore Romania in 2019.
CDR Fitzpatrick's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy Commendation Medals, three Navy Achievement Medals and various other medals and service ribbons.