|CDR Jana A. Vavasseur
Jana Vavasseur is a native of Jonesville, Michigan. She accepted an appointment to the US Naval Academy in 1990 and graduated in 1994 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. She also holds a M.A. in National Security Studies from the Naval War College (Command and Staff ’07.)
Her initial sea duty assignment was in USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), home ported in San Diego, CA, and later home port shifting to Yokosuka, Japan, where she served as Electronic Warfare Officer and First Lieutenant. She then served in USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), home ported in San Diego, where she was the Forward Group Officer, in charge of Nr 1 and Nr 4 Main Machinery Rooms.
Upon Completion of Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School in 2002, she served as Chief Engineer in USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79), and again as Chief Engineer in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56), both home ported Norfolk, VA.
In January 2010, she completed her tour as Executive Officer in USS HOPPER (DDG 70), home ported in Pearl Harbor, HI.
Ashore, Commander Vavasseur served as the scheduling officer for the Board of Inspection and Survey, Pacific, in San Diego, as well as a Seamanship and Navigation Instructor at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. In her most recent tour, she served on the Pacific Fleet Staff as Global Force Management and Scheduling Officer in the Future Operations (N33) Office.