Executive Officer
LCDR Axel Steiner
Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Steiner is a native of Toulouse, France. He received his Commission through the NROTC Unit at the George Washington University where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2007 and attended the French joint war college in Paris.

At sea, LCDR Steiner has served in USS JOHN S. MCCAIN (DDG 56) as Communications Officer; USS DEFENDER (MCM 2) and USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) as Chief Engineer; the staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron SEVEN as Materiel Officer (N4); and the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron ONE as Materiel / C4I Officer (N4/6) and Plans Officer (N5). During these sea tours, he participated in six overseas deployments, two RIMPACs and Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.

He has served ashore at the University of Missouri NROTC Unit as an instructor of Naval Science and on the staff of Director, Navy Staff in OPNAV as a plans and scheduling officer.

LCDR Steiner was promoted to his current rank in December 2009.
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