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Captain Larry LeGree

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Captain LeGree is a native of Big Rapids, Michigan. He received his commission upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, with a degree in Systems Engineering.

Captain LeGree is a Surface Warfare Officer. His sea duty has included assignments aboard the destroyers USS SCOTT (DDG 995) and USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973); USS ASHLAND (LSD 48); and multiple assignments aboard the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). He has deployed in support of Operation DESERT STORM, United Nations Operations in Kosovo, Maritime Interception Operations in the Northern Arabian Gulf, Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM and UNIFIED RESPONSE. He served ashore as a special assistant to the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command and later as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy and speechwriter for the Director, Naval Reactors. He has served as Commanding Officer of the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, and as the first operational Commanding Officer of USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19). He also served as the final Chief Engineer of ENTERPRISE, his third tour on the Big E.

Captain LeGree holds master’s degrees in Public Administration and Political Science from North Carolina State University and Duke University, as well as a Master of International Public Policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University. He most recently completed a National Security Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and various service medals and unit awards.