|CDR Javier Gonzalez
CDR Javier Gonzalez is a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He is a 1995 graduate from Temple University where he earned a Bachelor degree in Physics and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1997.
At sea, he has served as Operations Officer in COMDESRON TWO FOUR and USS TAYLOR (FFG 50); Fire Control Officer in USS HUE CITY (CG 66); and Damage Control Officer in USS DE WERT (FFG 45). Overall, CDR Gonzalez has deployed from South America to the Mediterranean in support of UN Security Council resolutions, Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, as well as Counter-Narcotics missions.
Ashore, tours included Afloat Training Group as Training Liaison Officer and the Joint Interagency Task Force South as the lead Maritime Planner.
CDR Gonzalez is a graduate of Jacksonville University and Naval War College, holding a master in Business Administration and National Security and Strategic Studies.