(March 16, 2016 - Present)
CDR Jeremy L. Clauze
Chief Staff Officer

Commander Jeremy L. Clauze is a native of Petersburg, WV. He enlisted in the Navy in August, 1990 and attended both recruit training and Radioman “A” School in San Diego, CA. He earned his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 1997.

CDR Clauze’s initial sea tour was in USS HEWITT (DD 966) in San Diego, CA, where he served as Auxiliaries Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. Subsequent assignments included tours as Chief Engineer in USS RENTZ (FFG 46) in San Diego, CA, Training Officer and CIC Officer in USS BOXER (LHD 4) in San Diego, CA and Damage Control Assistant in USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) in Yokosuka, Japan.

His staff assignments included tours at Afloat Training Group Pacific as Gas Turbine Engineering Assessor, followed by a tour as 3M Officer for Afloat Training Group Pacific. In September 2008 he conducted a 6-month Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment (GSA) to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command where he worked in Future Operations (FOPS) and was a liaison for the Navy’s Combined Maritime Forces. Upon completion of this GSA, CDR Clauze reported to the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC where he served as a Defense Trade Analyst for the government’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. His most recent assignment was as Director of Training for Afloat Training Group Western Pacific in Yokosuka, Japan.

CDR Clauze has a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering with an Area of Concentration in Marine Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and a Masters of Business Administration – Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

CDR Clauze’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign and service ribbons.
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