|LCDR Leonard M. Leos
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, LCDR Leos enlisted in the Navy in April 1995. After Nuclear Power Training, he reported to USS JEFFERSON CITY (SSN 759), homeported in San Diego, CA. In 1998, he deployed on JEFFERSON CITY with the ABRAHAM LINCOLN Carrier Battle Group.
LCDR Leos was selected for Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1999 and completed his BA in History at San Diego State University. He was commissioned December 2001 and graduated Surface Warfare Officers School with distinction.
LCDR Leos’ first division officer assignment was USS FLETCHER (DD 992), homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI, as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. He deployed with the ABRAHAM LINCOLN Carrier Strike Group in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom, and participated in the first Spruance Class Sea Swap Initiative. While on FLETCHER, LCDR Leos qualified Surface Warfare Officer, Officer of the Deck and ASW Evaluator.
In March 2003, LCDR Leos reported to USS HOPPER (DDG 70) as Main Propulsion Officer, where he qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch. He subsequently fleeted up to Navigator and lead Boarding Officer onboard HOPPER. In 2004, HOPPER deployed with Expeditionary Strike Group Three to SEVENTH and FIFTH FLEET.
After his Division Officer tours, LCDR Leos reported as a student to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, where he earned a Masters in Business Administration in Financial Management and completed JPME Phase One. In October 2007, LCDR Leos reported to Defense Language Institute for Chinese.
LCDR Leos next reported as Weapons Officer to USS CHOSIN (CG 65) in July 2009. CHOSIN deployed in 2009 as Air Defense Commander for the NIMITZ Carrier Strike Group where LCDR Leos qualified Force Tactical Action Officer. Following CHOSIN, LCDR Leos completed the LCDR Command Pipeline and reported to MCM Crew FEARLESS as Executive Officer in October 2011.