CDR Greg Baker
CDR Greg Baker was born in Charleston, SC. He initially enlisted in the Navy in 1984 as a Cryptologic Technician, Communications. Upon selection for the Enlisted Commissioning Program he attended Maine Maritime Academy where he graduated and received his commission in 1995.
Upon commissioning, his first tour of duty was aboard USS ANCHORAGE (LSD 36) where he served as First Division Officer and Main Propulsion Officer. In July 1998, CDR Baker reported aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as the Assistant First Lieutenant.
In March 2003, CDR Baker reported aboard USS HARPERS FERRY (LSD 49) as Chief Engineer where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2005, he reported to PHIBRON ELEVEN as the N4 (Maintenance and Material) where he participated in humanitarian efforts in Indonesia subsequent to the tsunami and Leyte Gulf following a mudslide.
CDR Baker obtained his Masters of Science Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
CDR Baker’s tours ashore include COMPACFLT where he served as the Current Operations Expeditionary Officer. Subsequently he served in OPNAV N85, working on amphibious ship procurement.
In June of 2011 he returned from a year-long Individual Augmentation to Iraq where he worked in the J5 Strategy section of the US Forces – Iraq staff.
CDR Baker’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.