Captain Juan Orozco
Commanding Officer

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CAPT Juan Orozco was born in Spain, where he lived for 10 years. After moving to the United States, he was raised in Foster City, California. He attended the United States Naval Academy, where he graduated in 1991.

CAPT Orozco has served at sea on USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), USS VELLA GULF (CG 72), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64). He commanded USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) and recently completed a tour as Reactor Officer on USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan.

CAPT Orozco’s tours ashore include an instructor tour at NROTC Unit at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Special Assistant to the Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, and Special Assistant to the Commander, US Southern Command.

CAPT Orozco is the Commanding Officer of USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55).