|CDR Justin Orlich
Executive Officer (September 2009 - September 2011)
CDR Orlich is a native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics.
CDR Orlich’s initial sea duty assignment was as the Communications Officer in USS CHOSIN (CG 65). His next Division Officer tour was in USS FLETCHER (DD 992) as the Combat Information Center Officer and later as the Operations Officer. CDR Orlich was assigned to the USS HOPPER (DDG 70) as the Operations Officer for his first Department Head Tour. Following HOPPER he reported to the Staff of Destroyer Squadron FIVE ZERO, based in Manama, Bahrain, as the staff N3. While at DESRON 50 he managed a myriad of operations throughout the C5F AOR, from the protection of the Iraqi Oil Platforms in the Northern Arabian Gulf to anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.
CDR Orlich was selected to attend the SWO MBA program in 2000. He subsequently graduated in 2002 from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In 2007, he attended the French Staff College in Paris, France where he completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I).
CDR Orlich’s shore assignment was with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Staff (OPNAV N86), Arlington, Virginia as the Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air (NIFC-CA) Requirements Officer.
CDR Orlich’s personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, four Navy Achievement Medals, and various other personal, unit, and campaign awards.