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Commander Stephen J. Ilteris
Chief Staff Officer 

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CDR Ilteris is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and a 1996 graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marine Engineering.  A career surface warrior, he is currently serving as the Executive Officer of the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, RI.

CDR Ilteris reported onboard USS CLEVELAND (LPD 7) serving as the OI Division Officer.  While onboard he participated in RIMPAC ’98, and deployed to the Arabian Gulf.  His second Division Officer tour was onboard USS HUE CITY (CG 66) as the Engineering Maintenance and Training Officer.  During his tour, the ship deployed with the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group in response to the 9-11 attacks in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  His first Department Head tour was Chief Engineer onboard USS TORTUGA (LSD 46).  He then reported onboard USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5) as Executive Officer.  CDR Ilteris reported onboard USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) as Executive Officer and fleeted up to Commanding Officer, taking HARPERS FERRY on an Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific deployment with the 13th MEU.
 
CDR Ilteris’ shore duty assignments include the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Naval War College Newport, and the United States Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska.  While at USSTRATCOM, he was assigned to the J35, Future Operations Plans Division.  He was responsible for developing and writing plans along the Space, Cyber and Strategic Deterrence lines of operation.