|LCDR Jeremy Watkins
Lieutenant Commander Jeremy Watkins is currently serving as the executive officer aboard USS Antietam (CG 54), forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He earned a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Western Hemisphere) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2009. He was the Navy’s Arthur S. Moreau Scholar from 2014 to 2016 at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
At sea, he completed his division officer tours as a plankowner aboard USS Chafee (DDG 90). As a department head, he was assigned to USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) as operations officer and to Destroyer Squadron 31 as operations officer (N3) and chief staff officer.
Ashore, Lieutenant Commander Watkins served as the speechwriter for Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, as a director fellow to Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XXIX, as the operations officer for Navy Region Southwest Asia in Manama, Bahrain, and as the maritime plans officer for Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).