Lieutenant Commander Jeremiah N. Petersen
Lieutenant Commander Petersen was born in SC and raised in MD. He is a 2003 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, SC, earning a Bachelor’s degree in English. He also holds a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland.
Lieutenant Commander Petersen’s first sea tour was on USS MASON (DDG 87), where he served as Gunnery Officer and Navigator through two deployments to the Arabian Gulf. While onboard, he received his Surface Warfare Officer qualification and the Surface Navy Association’s 2006 Arleigh Burke Operational Excellence Award. His second sea tour was onboard USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53), where he served as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer through an additional two Arabian Gulf deployments, earning recognition as Carrier Strike Group Three’s Junior Officer Tactician of the Year in 2012. He currently serves as the Executive Officer of USS NORMANDY (CG 60).
Ashore, he has served at the U.S. Naval Academy as an English Composition and Literature Instructor and at NATO Maritime Command in London as an Operations Division Staff Officer.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards
Lieutenant Commander Petersen resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife of 14 years and 3 children.