|Commander Karl R. Tenney
Executive Officer (Jun 2011 - Jun 2012)
The son of a career Marine Officer, Commander Tenney is a native of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and raised in Fullerton, California. A graduate of Norwich University class of 1992, he was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management. In 1999, he earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
Commander Tenney has served in a variety of sea and shore assignments. At sea, he served as Electronic Warfare Officer in USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (CG 32), Communications and Auxiliaries/Electrical Officer in USS CHOSIN (CG 65); Operations Officer in USS CAMDEN (AOE 2); Operations Officer in USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52); and Damage Control Assistant in USS BOXER (LHD 4).
In 1994-95 while in CHOSIN, he made the first of 4 deployments to the Fifth Fleet operating area in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. In 2000-01, while in CAMDEN, he participated in Operation DETERMINED RESPONSE, providing rescue assistance and hospitality services in support of USS COLE in the Yemeni port of Aden. In 2002-03 while in BUNKER HILL, he participated in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, and in 2006-07 while in BOXER, he participated in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II supporting the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
While ashore in 2003-05, he served as the Fleet Readiness and Schools Officer for Commander, NAVAL SURFACE FORCES in San Diego, California. He recently completed a tour at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in Newport, Rhode Island where he served as the N73 Maritime Warfighting Directorate Lead Instructor and Air Defense/Information Operations cell Lead Instructor.
Commander Tenney reported to USS CHOSIN (CG 65) as Executive Officer in June 2010.
His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), numerous unit commendations and campaign medals.