Captain Erik J. EslichDeputy Commodore
Captain (CAPT) Erik Eslich was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He was commissioned in May 1993. CAPT Eslich is a graduate of the Naval War College with a Master of Art in Strategic Studies.
CAPT Eslich’s sea duty assignments include tours in USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Navigator, USS WASP (LHD 1) as Aft Boiler Officer and Auxiliaries Officer, USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) as Weapons Control Officer and Combat Systems Officer, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group EIGHT as Flag Secretary, USS O’KANE (DDG 77) as Executive Officer and USS RAMAGE (DDG 61) as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.
CAPT Eslich’s shore duty assignments include the Navy’s Office of Legislative Affairs, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-8 Directorate, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO) and Bureau of Navy Personnel (BUPERS-3).
CAPT Eslich’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with a silver star), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with three gold stars) and various campaign and service medals and ribbons.