Commander Jason Stepp
Originally from Washington, Pennsylvania, Commander Stepp graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Education (Sciences) from California University of Pennsylvania. He enlisted as an Electronics Technician (Nuclear), and was subsequently commissioned in 1997 through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.
CDR Stepp served as First Lieutenant and Electrical Officer in USS KLAKRING (FFG 42) and as CIC Officer and Assistant Operations Officer in USS NORMANDY (CG 60). He was deployed to the 5th and 6th Fleets in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and DESERT FOX.
In 2005 he reported as Operations Officer in USS JAMES E. WILLIAMS (DDG 95), then as Operations Officer in USS ANZIO (CG 68). He participated in Exercise Joint Warrior and completed a deployment to 5th Fleet in support of Maritime Security Operations, Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
His shore tours include Afloat Training Group, Atlantic, the US Naval War College focusing on Halsey Iranian Studies, Commander, Task Group 56.11/Maritime Expeditionary Security Detachment, Bahrain, and Section Head for Aegis BMD in OPNAV N96, Surface Warfare Directorate. He most recently served in the Commander’s Action Group at Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic.
CDR Stepp is currently serving as Executive Officer, USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) homeported in Norfolk, VA.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (Sixth Award) and Navy Achievement Medal, in addition to various unit and campaign medals.