|Lieutenant Commander Jarrod W. Stundahl
Executive Officer (October 2010 - March 2013)
LCDR Stundahl hails from San Diego, California. He received his commission through the NROTC program at San Diego State University in 1997.
His division officer tours were aboard USS SACRAMENTO (AOE-1) and USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) from 1997 to 2001. During those tours he served as Communications Officer, Electronic Materials Officer, Navigator, Fire Control Officer, and Maritime Interdiction/Lead Boarding Officer and completed three Arabian deployments and earned three Battle efficiency awards. His first shore tour was at Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland where he served as the Command and Control Officer for the Joint/NATO Iceland Defense Force/Island Command Iceland from 2001 to 2004. During that tour he hosted three COMDESRON TWO ships that participated in the multi-national Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise KEFTACEX and deployed to Stuttgart, Germany to augment the Deployment Coordination Cell of Headquarters, European Command during the beginning stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2005 LCDR Stundahl reported to the USS THOMAS S. GATES (CG 51) as Weapons Officer. Halfway through a UNITAS deployment, Hurricane Katrina devastated Naval Station Pascagoula. Shortly after the hurricane THOMAS S. GATES pulled into Mayport, Florida for decommissioning. He then reported to the PRECOMUNIT GRIDLEY (DDG 101) in Bath, Maine where he served as Combat Systems Officer and Officer in Charge of the Precommissioning Unit. He served on GRIDLEY through Sea Trials, Commissioning, and Unit Level Certification. His last four months onboard he served as Executive Officer.
In 2008 he reported to a Joint Military Exchange Program between Military Sealift Command and Air Mobility Command located at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. LCDR Stundahl was assigned as a Contingency Airlift Planner for the Tanker Airlift Control Center, Air Mobility Command's Global Air Operations Center.
LCDR Stundahl reported to USS PORT ROYAL(CG 73) as Executive Officer in October 2010. He has numerous personal, unit and service awards.