|LCDR Mark E. Gillaspie
Executive Officer (July 2011 - November 2011)
LCDR Gillaspie was raised in Dakota City, Nebraska. He received his commission through the Enlisted Commissioning Program and graduated from Auburn University in August of 2000. Prior to his commission, he served ten years as an Aviation Structural Mechanic with sea tours aboard Strike Fighter Squadron 37 and Strike Fighter Squadron 86 with deployments on the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV 67) and USS AMERICA (CV 66).
His Division Officer tours included Main Propulsion Assistant in USS JOHN L. HALL (FFG 32) and Training Officer in USS ANZIO (CG 68). LCDR Gillaspie completed his Department Head tours as Chief Engineer in MCM CREW CONSTANT and Maintenance/Materiel Officer in COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON ONE with deployments to 5th Fleet onboard USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13) and USS BOXER (LHD 4).
LCDR Gillaspie's tours ashore include Naval Postgraduate School where he studied National Security Affairs.
LCDR Gillaspie's awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.