|LCDR Steven R. Reynolds
Deputy Commander (Acting)
Lieutenant Commander Reynolds hails from Antioch, California and has been the assigned to AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON THREE since March 2014.
Enlisting in the Navy in 1987, Lieutenant Commander Reynolds served thirteen years as a Boatswains Mate, advancing to the grade of Chief Petty Officer. Lieutenant Commander Reynolds served enlisted tours onboard USS SPARTANBURG COUNTY (LST-1192), USS MOUNT HOOD (AE-29), Fleet Training Center Treasure Island, and USS TARAWA (LHA-1). In 2000, he was selected as a Limited Duty Officer and was commissioned as an Ensign in October 2000.
Following commissioning, Lieutenant Commander Reynolds reported to USS CORONADO (AGF-11) as the ships BOS’N. While assigned he qualified as Combat Information Center Watch Officer, Officer of the Deck (U/W), and Surface Warfare Officer (SWO). In 2003, he reported to USS TARAWA (LHA-1) as the Assistant First Lieutenant (AFL) and deployed in support of the initial phase of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In 2005, he reported to Assault Craft Unit 5 as Detachment Officer In Charge and deployed in support of a craft swap to Japan and RIMPAC. In 2007, he reported to USS DUBUQUE (LPD-8) as the First Lieutenant and deployed to the North Arabian Gulf in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He reported to Naval Beach Group 1 in 2010 where he inspected and certified all Amphibious Ships on the west coast and in Japan in Amphibious Warfare, and while assigned promoted to Lieutenant Commander. His last assignment was on USS RONALD REAGAN as the First Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Commander Reynolds’ awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (7 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), and various unit and campaign awards.