USS Dubuque
Decommissioned: 30 June 2011
Commanding Officer 
Lieutenant Commander Ivan A. Jimenez 
Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Commander Jimenez was raised in El Paso, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems. He then received his commission in November 1997 through the Officer Candidate School program.

His initial sea assignment was aboard USS CLEVELAND (LPD 7) from July 1998 to July 2000 as Third Division and Ordinance Officer. Operational deployments include RIMPAC-98, and a Western Pacific / Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch and Exercise Eager Mace. Following his tour in CLEVELAND, he served aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) from July 2000 to February 2002 as Assistant First Lieutenant and Auxiliaries Officer where he completed deployments in support of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ashore he reported to the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California and earned his Master’s degree in Systems Engineering and Analysis. He also served on the staff of Commander Naval Surface Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Training and Readiness directorate.

LCDR Jimenez department head tours were aboard USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) from December 2005 to June 2007 as Operations Officer. He deployed with ESG-3 on a Western Pacific / Arabian Gulf deployment that included OPLAT Defense, Maritime Security, and Training of Iraqi Naval Forces in the Arabian Gulf. He completed his second department head tour as First Lieutenant aboard USS BOXER (LHD 4) where he deployed to SOUTHCOM AOR in support of Operation Continuing Promise.

He reported to USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) in October 2010 as Executive Officer. In April 2011 LCDR Jimenez was assigned as the Commanding Officer, USS DUBUQUE.

His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).

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