|Captain Martin L. Pompeo
Deputy Commander (August 2010 - February 2012)
Originally hailing from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Captain Martin L. Pompeo enlisted in the Navy in 1982. Upon completion of Recruit Training and the BOOST Program in San Diego, California, he was selected to receive a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship where he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Management.
Captain Pompeo's sea duties have included six ships and eight deployments: Damage Control Assistant (DCA) in USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST 1197), where he completed three 6-month deployments (a MED, a West African Training Cruise (WATC) that resulted in a 6 month Non-combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) off war torn Monrovia, Liberia, and a UNITAS/WATC); Operations Information (OI) Division Officer tour in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) where TR conducted operations DENY FLIGHT and PROVIDE PROMISE within the Adriatic Sea and SOUTHERN WATCH over Iraq; Operations Officer in USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50; First Lieutenant in USS SAIPAN (LHA 2); Executive Officer in USS SHREVEPORT (LPD 12) less than two months after the events of 9/11. SHREVEPORT’s Marines were the first to enter Afghanistan during the initial phase of operation ENDURING FREEDOM, which allowed SHREVEPORT to conduct the first-ever Leadership Interdiction Operations searching for Taliban and Al-Quida leaders fleeing Afghanistan. CAPT Pompeo commanded USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43) from August 2006 to February 2008, and conducted the first-ever Africa Partnership Station where a team of American, European, Non-Governmental Organizations, & 14 West African countries combined to professionally train and promote maritime safety and security throughout the Gulf of Guinea region.
His shore duties include being the Combat Systems Department Head at Fleet Combat Training Center, Atlantic, where he also obtained his Masters of Science Degree in Management from Troy State University; Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) at the Army’s Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; A member on the Chief of Naval Operations Navy (OPNAV N75) staff as the Future Amphibious Ship Requirements Action Officer building Landing Platform Dock (LPD 17), Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement (LHA-R), and Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD 8); United States Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM) Joint War Fighting Center as a Modeling and Simulation Planner responsible for providing realistic Joint training to all of our Combatant Commanders and her war fighters; and Executive Officer of Surface Warfare Officer School from March 2008 to April 2010, where he was instrumental in bringing back the Division Officer course for our newest Ensigns and the Senior Officer Ship Material Readiness Course (SOSMRC) for our Prospective Commanding Officers.
CAPT Pompeo reported as the Deputy Commander of Amphibious Squadron One in August 2010.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 6 Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous unit and service awards.