Deputy Commodore (January 12, 2015 - Present)
Deputy Commander

Captain H. B. Le is a native of Hue, Vietnam and attended Gar-Field Senior High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. He graduated with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

At sea, Captain Le served as auxiliaries officer and first lieutenant in USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), fire control officer in USS Wasp (LHD 1), weapons officer and combat systems officer in USS Hue City (CG 66), executive officer in USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), and commanding officer, USS Lassen (DDG 82). During his command tour, Lassen won the Battle “E” Award for 2009 and Association of Old Crows Outstanding Navy Unit Award for 2010.

Captain Le has served on the staffs of U.S. 2nd Fleet and U.S. Joint Forces Command and as executive assistant to two commanders, U.S. 7th Fleet. He most recently served as junior military assistant to the secretary of defense.

Captain Le is a graduate of the Naval War College nonresident seminar program and the Joint Forces Staff College, a Fellow of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and was selected as an MIT Seminar XXI Fellow.

He earned a master’s degree in operations research with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1999 and a master’s degree in business administration summa cum laude from Touro University International in 2005. 

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