Executive Officer (August 2011 - May 2013) 
CDR Jason R. Leach
Executive Officer (August 2011 - May 2013)

Commander Jason Leach graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Engineering and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy Reserve.

Commander Leach served division officer tours in USS MERRIL (DD 976) and USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3). Following his sea tours Commander Leach’s first shore tour was at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He received a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering / Naval Architecture.

Upon completion of Department Head School in Newport, Rhode Island in 2002, he reported to the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52) as the Engineering Officer based in San Diego, California, followed by a tour as an Engineering Training Officer and Engineering Assessor at the Pacific Fleet Afloat Training Group. He then served a tour as the Navigator in USS BOXER (LHD 4).

Upon the successful completion of his department head tours, he attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He received a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and his Joint Professional Military Education Phase One Certificate. While attending the Naval War College he was a member of the Naval Staff College class of 2008. Following the Naval War College, Commander Leach attended Defense Language Institute where he studied Spanish for his tour as the Assistant Operations Officer in the Military Assistance and Advisory Group Lima, Peru.

Commander Leach’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold stars and the Navy Achievement Medal with two Gold stars. He has also been awarded various campaign and unit awards.


Amphibious assault vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
USS Germantown
USS Germantown (LSD 42) Sailors work toward amphibious warfare certification
A landing craft air cushion exits the USS Germantown (LSD 42) during an exercise
Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, commanding officer of the USS Germantown (LSD 42), answers questions from local media aboard the ship.
USS Germantown (LSD 42) pulls into Manila for a scheduled port visit
MANILA, Philippines - Sailors heave around a mooring line on the forecastle of the USS Germantown (LSD 42)
Marines of the 31st MEU disembark USS Essex (LHD 2) at White Beach Naval Facility.
USS Germantown (lsd42)
Mock non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) participants exit a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter
USS Germantown Operates in the South China Sea
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Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez reads a fairytale book to Thai children.
Germantown Returns to Sasebo upon Completing Cobra Gold 2012
Sailors from USS Germantown render honors as the honor guard parade the colors during the Reunion of Honor Ceremony.
Royal Thai Navy sailors look on as USS Germantown (LSD 42) moors at the Port of Sattahip
USS Germantown (lsd42)

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