|Lieutenant Commander Justin A. Long
LCDR Long is a native of Sacramento, California and received his commission through the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science Degree with an English Major. His initial duty assignment was as Gunnery Officer aboard USS CUSHING (DD 985) in Yokosuka Japan from May 1998 to May 2000. His other afloat tours include Training Officer in USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61) home-ported in Everett, Washington from April 2000 to April 2002; Operations Officer in USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60) from October 2004 to October 2006 also in Everett, Washington; and as Operations Officer in USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG-62) from October 2006 to December 2008 in Sand Diego, California. He also served as Air Defense Commander Liaison and Ballistic Missile Defense Commander Liaison on the staff of COMCARSTRKGRU SEVEN aboard the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) throughout 2008.
LCDR Long’s shore tours include Training Liaison Officer and Chief Engineer at Afloat Training Group PACNORWEST from April 2002 to April 2004 in Everett, Washington; Ballistic Missile Defense Operations & Plans Officer for Commander, Pacific Fleet from December 2008 to June 2011; and he is currently assigned as Executive Officer for Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific, in Pearl Harbor, HI.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington and his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards).