Lieutenant Gregory Hand
A native of Eldon, Missouri, Lieutenant Hand enlisted in the United States Navy in 1994, he attended Electronics Technician “A” School in Orlando Florida and continued on to Great Lakes Illinois where he was awarded Honor Graduate of his class, and received orders to his first assignment in Norfolk Virginia.
Lieutenant Hand’s operational assignments include USS CARON (DD-970), Naval Special Warfare Group Two supporting SEAL Team’s Two, Four, Eight, and Ten, where he made multiple deployments to Afghanistan, and Naval Special Warfare Group Four supporting Special Boat team Twelve, Twenty, and Twenty-Two where he deployed to Iraq.
Lieutenant Hand received his commission in 2007. His assignments include USS KLAKRING (FFG-42) where he received his Surface Warfare Officer qualification, and USS CARNEY (DDG-64) where he received his Tactical Action Officer qualification with multiple deployments in the Arabian Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, and the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans with the John C. Stennis, the Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, and the George Washington Strike Groups executing Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Lieutenant Hand’s shore assignments include Naval Telecommunications Area Master Station Detachment Hampton Roads and Naval Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic as the N6 Department Head.
Lieutenant Hand’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint-Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal (nine awards) and several unit awards.