Commander Vasquez is a native of Mandeville, Louisiana. He attended
Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in
Marketing in 2000. He was commissioned at the Officer Candidate School in
May 2001. He also attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA,
where he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree in Financial
Management in 2007.
At sea, Commander Vasquez served as Flag Secretary at Carrier Strike Group
TWO (CSG-2), Combat Systems Officer and Weapons Officer in USS Decatur (DDG
73); Fire Control Officer in USS Ticonderoga (CG 47), and Main Propulsion
Officer and First Lieutenant in USS Vicksburg (CG 69).
Commander Vasquez has been assigned to several staff positions ashore. He
was assigned to Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA as a Staff Action
Officer. Additionally, he was the Aegis Ashore requirements officer and
Deputy Executive Assistant to Director, Surface Warfare Division to the
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems (N96) and the Human
Resources officer for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet
Readiness and Logistics (N4).
Commander Vasquez' awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and
Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as
well as various campaign and unit awards.