USS VELLA GULF


Lieutenant Commander Jason K. Wilson
Executive Officer

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Lieutenant Commander Wilson enlisted in the Navy in 1993. After Nuclear Power Training he reported to the USS SAND LANCE (SSN 660) where he earned his enlisted Submarine Warfare Qualification. He graduated in 2000 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, receiving his Commission through the NROTC Program.

Lieutenant Commander Wilson’s initial sea tour was as Strike Officer in USS ANZIO (CG 68) from June 2001 to August 2003. During his tour, he completed a deployment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. After completing his first Division Officer Tour, he completed a tour as the CS-9 Division Officer in USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-67). From September 2003 to June 2005, Lieutenant Commander Wilson took the ship from the end of a Reactor Complex Overhaul through the entire Inter-Deployment Readiness Cycle.

Following his sea tours, Lieutenant Commander Wilson attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California where he earned his Masters of Science Degree in Engineering Acoustics through the Undersea Warfare Program.

His next assignment was as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS MITSCHER (DDG-57) from July 2008 to December 2011. During his tour he completed JOINT WARRIOR 08-02, Deployment TAURUS 09, and the maiden deployment of the GEORGE H.W. BUSH Carrier Strike Group. Ashore, he has worked at Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command Norfolk working in the N8 Directorate as an ASW requirements analyst and most recently, on the staff of COMUSNAVCENT as the Joint Fires Officer.

Lieutenant Commander Wilson’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).