|Commander Kristin Stengel
Commanding Officer (June 2011 - November 2012)
Commander Kristin Stengel hails from Redding, California. Her most recent assignment was to the Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee where she served as one of four post Department-Head / post-Executive Officer Surface Warfare Detailers.
Commander Stengel’s most recent afloat assignment was as Executive Officer in USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), where she completed a six month deployment with the NIMITZ Carrier Strike Group to the western Pacific in support of Ballistic Missile Defense Operations. Previous sea duty includes a tour as Operations Officer in COMPHIBRON THREE, completing two deployments to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM , and a tour as Operations Officer in USS JARRETT (FFG 33), completing a deployment to the Arabian Gulf following 9/11 in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Her Division Officer assignments include a tour in USS OLDENDORF (DD 972) as CIC Officer and Engineer Officer and a tour in USS MOUNT HOOD (AE 29) as Auxiliaries Officer and Navigator.
Ashore, Commander Stengel served as a member of the Expeditionary Syndicate at Tactical Training Group, Pacific. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, she earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science. Her post-graduate education was completed at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Commander Stengel’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (Gold star in lieu of 2nd award), the Navy Commendation Medal (Gold star in lieu of 5th award), and the Navy Achievement Medal.