January 17, 2017 - Present
CDR John R. Bartak
Commanding Officer

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, CDR Bartak enlisted in 1993. He was selected for the Seaman-to-Admiral Program and was commissioned through the Officer Candidate School.

At sea, his assignments include Combat Information Center Officer and Electrical Officer in USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37), Air Warfare Officer in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56), Operations Officer in USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), Combat Systems and Operations Officer in COMMANDER DESTROYER SQUADRON TWENTY TWO, and Tomahawk Land Attack Missile Officer and Assistant Surface Operations Officer for CARRIER STRIKE GROUP TWELVE.

CDR Bartak completed his Executive Officer tour in USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS (FFG 58).

Ashore, CDR Bartak earned a B.S. in Sociology from Excelsior College and a M.A. in National Security Affairs (Eastern Europe) from The Naval Post Graduate School. He served in U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Fleet Readiness Reporting and as an Executive Assistant for the Shore and Environmental Readiness Directorate.

CDR Bartak holds various decorations and awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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