|CDR Craig A. Clutts
Commander Clutts is a native of Greenwood, Indiana. He graduated from Center Grove High School and received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in May of 1999 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Commander Clutts served his first SWO tour as Weapons Officer onboard USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42), homeported in Sasebo, Japan. While serving at his next assignment as Auxiliary Engineering Officer onboard USS BOONE (FFG 28), homeported in Mayport, FL, he was selected for lateral transfer into the Civil Engineer Corps.
Upon graduating CECOS, Commander Clutts reported to NSA Mid-South as the Production Officer overseeing all BOS Contract work and leading a Self-Help shop comprised of Seabees and Federal Prison Inmates. After volunteering with the Regional Engineer’s staff in response to Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, he reported to NMCB 74 where he served as the Air Detachment OIC throughout homeport which included projects onboard Camp Lejeune and leading the FOB Development on FEX; DET OIC for Al Taqaddum, Iraq; and Assistant Operations for FEX planning. Next, he served as AROICC and fleeted up to be ROICC Gulfport under OICC Katrina, having the unusual opportunity to execute work he had submitted supplemental budget requests for 2 years earlier. After completing his graduate degree, he reported to NAS Corpus Christi, TX as the Public Works Officer, responsible for 5 million SF of facilities, over 5500 acres, 10 runways, reacquisition and rehabilitation of a previously BRAC’ed OLF, and support to the Army’s Depot for Helicopter Maintenance. CDR Clutts’ then reported to the Runnin’ Roos of NMCB 133 serving as the Executive Officer where he deployed with the last active Seabee battalion into Afghanistan. At NAVFAC Washington, he served as Assistant Operations Officer, Integrated Product Team BLUE responsible for asset management, capital improvements, acquisition and environmental support to Annapolis, PAX River, South Potomac, ROICC Andrews and Bethesda. His tour included a detail as the Program Manager for the multi-phased Agile Chemical Facility MILCON program at NSF Indian Head, MD. He currently serves as the FSRM Branch Head, N432, for CNIC HQ.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal (2), and 206 NSPE Federal Engineer of the Year along with various unit and service awards. CDR Clutts earned a Master of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee and a Certified Energy Manager. He is a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, a member of the Acquisition Professional Community, and a Fellow within the Society of American Military Engineers.
Craig is married to the former Alicia Stewart of Berwick, Louisiana who is a prior naval officer. They are proud parents of two wonderful children, C.T. and Bella.