|LCDR John P. Rummel IV
A native of Bakersfield, California, Lieutenant Commander Rummel enlisted in the Navy in 1992. His initial sea assignment was in USS LASALLE (AGF 3) as a Boiler Technician (BT). With the consolidation of the Machinist Mate (MM) and BT ratings in 1997, he was approved for conversion to the Intelligence Specialist (IS) rating and assigned to Joint Intelligence Center Pacific (JICPAC). While assigned to JICPAC, he served as Southeast Asia political/military analyst and lead air analyst for the Operational Intelligence Watch Center. During this tour he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP).
Following commissioning, LCDR Rummel served as Strike and Assistant Weapons Officer in USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64). After a brief stint ashore, he returned to GETTYSBURG where he served as Weapons Officer, Combat Systems Officer, and Air and Missile Defense Commander Liaison Officer to Commander Carrier Strike Group TEN embarked in USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75). During these Department Head tours, GETTYSBURG completed two Fifth Fleet deployments as Air Defense Commander, was awarded three Battle Efficiency Awards for operational excellence, and won the 2013 Battenberg Cup as the best ship, aircraft carrier, or submarine in the Atlantic Fleet.
Ashore, LCDR Rummel most recently served as Assistant Captain Detailer, Strategic Communications Coordinator, and LCS Placement Coordinator at Navy Personnel Command (PERS-41). His previous shore assignments include Advanced Shiphandling and Tactics (ASAT) Instructor and Surface Warfare Officer Introduction Course Lead at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) and Associate Fellow in the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Strategic Studies Group (SSG) XXVI. SSG XXVI was tasked by the CNO with developing concepts to prepare the Navy for “Fighting in Cyberspace in 2030.”
Academically, LCDR Rummel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from San Diego State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Distinction. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). He has completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I, graduating with “highest distinction”, and JPME Phase II. He is a previous recipient of the City of Newport Award, the Newport Navy League Award, and the VADM Bulkeley Distinguished Graduate Award.
LCDR Rummel has been awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (5th award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5th award), and various unit and campaign awards.