|CDR Neil Krueger
Commanding Officer (May 2016 - December 2017)
A native of Elgin, Illinois, CDR Krueger earned a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois and received his commission through the NUPOC program in 1997.
After completing the Nuclear Power training pipeline, his first tour of duty was aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) where he served as Machinery and Reactor Electrical Division Officers while completing a 5th Fleet deployment.
In August 2005, CDR Krueger reported to USS CARR (FFG-52) as Operations Officer and served an eighteen month tour which included a deployment to West Africa as part of SSG 06-1. In February 2007, he returned to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, this time as the Reactor Electrical Assistant. During his tour, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON completed a Partnership of the Americas deployment and became the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier to be forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan. CDR Krueger’s most recent sea tour was as the Executive Officer of USS CARR which decommissioned in March 2013 after completing a Fourth Fleet deployment to Counter Transnational Organized Crime.
CDR Krueger’s tours ashore include Seamanship/Navigation Instructor at Surface Warfare Officer School, Force Reactor Training Assistant at Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, JTF Logistics Planner/Readiness Officer at Commander, Second Fleet and most recently, Section Head for Force Manpower Assessments (N122) on the OPNAV staff in Washington DC. He completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I) through the Air Force Command Staff College and earned his M.B.A. from University of Rhode Island.
CDR Krueger’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five awards); Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and various unit and service awards.