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Lieutenant Commander Christopher Klutch
Executive Officer

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Lieutenant Commander Klutch enlisted in the Navy in June 1990 as an Operations Specialist and is originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland.  His enlisted tours of duty included service onboard USS PREBLE (DDG-46), USS SCOTT (DDG-995), and precommissioning of USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74)  He was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program in August 1999 and was commissioned as Ensign in May 2002 through the NROTC program at Old Dominion University.  His division officer tours of duty were onboard USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG-58) as the CIC Officer and Assistant Operations Officer and USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) as the Electronic Warfare Officer.  His department head tours were onboard USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) where he served as Operations Officer and Combat Systems Officer. 

His shore tours include Afloat Training Group, Norfolk, Headquarters, U.S. Central Command at MacDill AFB, and TLAM Officer at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
 
His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in 2002, a Master’s Degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Homeland Security from the University of Maryland, University College in May 2009, and a Master’s Degree in Military Strategy and Operational Art from the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB.
 
Awards and decorations include Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), and various unit awards.