Commander Paul S. Nagy
He began his Naval career in August of 1988, reporting to Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. He attended Basic Enlisted Submarine School, Basic Electronic Rate Training, FTG“A” School, and two “C” schools in New London, CT.
CDR Nagy’s served aboard USS BLUEFISH (SSN 675) as an FT1(SS), he made two Mediterranean deployments, and a North Atlantic deployment. He also conducted operations in the Adriatic supporting Operation MARITIME GUARD, and participated in DESERT STORM and DESERT SHIELD. In August of 1994 he transferred to Navy Recruiting District New Orleans and was assigned to Navy Recruiting Station Chalmette, Louisiana.
He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned on 3 July 1997 through the prestigious Seamen to Admiral Legacy Program. He completed division officer tours on the USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49), as DCA, and the USS CARNEY (DDG 64) as Navigator, Admin Officer, and Legal Officer. During these tours he completed a STANAVFORLANT deployment, and a Counter Drug OPS deployment. He participated in OPERATION NOBEL EAGLE and ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon completing Division Officer tours, CDR Nagy earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida.
In 2005, he Attended Department Head and Prospective Engineering Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island and reported to the USS FORD (FFG-54) as Chief Engineer in August. While on the Ford, he conducted a Counter-Narco Terrorism deployment and OPERATIONS CAPER FOCUS, CARIB SHIELD, and CARIB VENTURE in 2006. His second Department head tour was served as Chief Engineer on USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64). While on the Gettysburg, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in 2007. In 2008, he conducted a BALTOPS deployment in the Baltic Sea.
In 2009, CDR Nagy Graduated from the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL, receiving a Master’s Degree in Military Operational Arts and Sciences. Following ACSC in 2009, he was assigned to the Pentagon at OPNAV N86 as a Requirements Officer in the Surface Combatant Modernization branch.
While assigned to OPNAV in 2010, he conducted and IA to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn Of Africa (CJTF-HOA) as the CJ-5 Plans Effects Officer in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti Africa in support of various missions throughout Africa to include Counter Piracy.
CDR Nagy’s personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (4), Good Conduct Medal (2), Expert Pistol and Expert Rifle medals, Battle 'E' ribbon (6 awards), Navy Unit Commendation (2), and Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2) and various other personal and campaign awards.
Commander Nagy is married to Jennifer; they have a 7 year old son, Jake.