|Commander Jordy Harrison
Commanding Officer (August 2009 - August 2011)
A native of Columbia, Maryland, Commander Jordy Harrison was commissioned in 1992 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy.
His assignments at sea include Anti-Submarine Warfare and Auxiliaries Officer aboard USS JOHN RODGERS (DD 983), Operations Officer aboard USS ROSS (DDG 71) and USS PRINCETON (CG 59), and Executive Officer, USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) and USS HALSEY (DDG 97). During these operational tours, he completed five deployments to the Southern Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Western Pacific/Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman.
Ashore, he served as Flag Aide to the Commander, Naval Surface Forces; Executive Assistant to the Director of Operations and later as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, United States Northern Command.
Commander Harrison’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and various service campaign and unit decorations.
Commander Harrison holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
HALSEY'S Five Stars
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty for ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America." Preamble United States Constitution
Mission- "Provide for the common Defense" - Apply Sea Power to protect the United States via Forward Presence, Deterrence, Sea Control, Power Projection, Maritime Security, and Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief.
Tasks - Self-Assessment - We are HALSEY. We know HALSEY. There is none who can come aboard and suprise us with their assessment.
Training - A steady strain approach to training is critical to our combat readiness.
Cleanliness - This is the first indicator of our diligence and readiness.
Maintenance - Only by maintaining our systems will we be ready to execute our mission.
Professional - We are members of the most highly esteemed profession in the United States. Our actions will continue to earn this respect.
Purpose - Train our crew and maintain our ship for successful execution of all operational tasking, at home or abroad. EVerything we do should support and improve our combat effectiveness.
HALSEY is a WARSHIP from the keel up... Forever mindful of the combat exploits of our namesake, Fleet Admiral "Bull" Halsey, we are a Proud, Aggressive, Motivated, Winning Team, totally committed in executing our mission. CDR Jordy Harrison , Commanding Officer