CAPT Weatherly, a
native of Farmland, Indiana, enlisted in the Navy in August of 1980 and was
promoted through the ranks to SCPO prior to being commissioned through the
Enlisted Commissioning Program at Old Dominion University in 1992.
of the Nuclear Propulsion training pipeline and the Surface Warfare Division
Officer’s course, CAPT Weatherly was assigned to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as the
Electrical Division Officer. His next assignment was as the Communications
Officer onboard USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41) where he completed a UNITAS and
West African Training Cruise.
CAPT Weatherly then
attended the Naval Postgraduate School Undersea Warfare curriculum, where he
earned his Master of Science degree in Engineering Acoustics.
returned to USS ENTERPRISE as the Reactor Controls Assistant and was aboard
during ENTERPRISE’s participation in the first stages of OPERATION ENDURING
FREEDOM. He then reported to USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) where he served as the CIC
Officer and Operations Officer while KEARSARGE served as flagship for commander
Amphibious Task force East in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
Department Head tours, CAPT Weatherly attended the Marine Corps Command and
Staff College in Quantico, Virginia.
returned to sea duty as Executive Officer of USS OAK HILL (LSD 51) where he
completed a surge deployment to the Horn of Africa area of operations as well
as a deployment to the Arabian Gulf as part of the BATAAN Expeditionary Strike
CAPT Weatherly then
served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile
Training Team in Norfolk, Virginia where he supervised the assessment of
nuclear powered aircraft carriers assigned to the Atlantic fleet. CAPT Weatherly
served as Commanding Officer of USS WHIDBEY ISLAND (LSD 41) where he oversaw
the completion of the ship’s mid-life extension and return to at sea
operations. Following this tour, he returned to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65)
this time as the Reactor Officer.
Prior to his
assignment to COMPHIBRON FOUR, CAPT Weatherly served as the N3 officer in
charge of current operations at Expeditionary Strike Group TWO (ESG 2). CAPT Weatherly’s personal decorations include
the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy/Marine Corps commendation
Medal (seven awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous
unit and expeditionary awards and ribbons.