Commanding Officer (June 27, 2014 - Present) 
CAPT James L. Storm
Commanding Officer

Captain Storm, a native of Roanoke, Illinois enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1983 as an Electronics Technician. Following electronics “A” and “C” schools he reported to USS GUAM (LPH 9) for his first sea tour. In 1989 Captain Storm was accepted to the Enlisted Education Advancement Program (EEAP) and was later selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP). He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento and was commissioned in 1993.

Afloat assignments include Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Navigator in USS FIFE (DD 991) while forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan; Operations Officer and Navigator in USS TYPHOON (PC 5); Operations Officer in USS COLE (DDG 67), Operations Officer in USS NORMANDY (CG 60); command of MHC CREW LOYALTY while embarked in USS SHRIKE (MHC 62) and USS PELICAN (MHC 53); command of MCM CREW FEARLESS while embarked in USS CHIEF (MCM 14) and USS ARDENT (MCM 12); and Command of USS LABOON (DDG 58).

Ashore, Storm has served in the Capabilities and Resource Integration Directorate (N8), on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command. He also served as a Military Planner in the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), US Joint Forces Command. Highlights of this tour include deployments to Afghanistan to assist with the stand up of the ISAF Joint Command and to Haiti for OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE, the United States military's response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Captain Storm’s most recent assignment was Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic.

Captain Storm is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School, where he graduated with distinction and earned a Masters Degree in National Security Affairs.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit, campaign, and service medals.
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