LCDR Stephen Fleet hails from Chesapeake, VA. As a Virginia native, Stephen graduated magna
cum laude with a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University in 2007. Follow on studies
included M.S. in Sports and Health Sciences, and M.S. in Meteorology and
Physical Oceanography. Upon
commissioning via NROTC Virginia Tech, he was stationed on USS JOHN S. McCAIN
as part of Forward Deployed Naval Forces from 2007 - 2009 and working as the
Main Propulsion Assistant. Stephen was
part of South China Sea Freedom of Navigation (SCS-FON) operations, Ballistic
Missile Defense (BMD), and Defense of Korea (DOK) operations. From 2009 - 2012, Stephen served as
Operations Officer of PC Crew Juliet in support of Enduring Freedom and Global
War of Terrorism. Follow on tours
included serving as the Iraq, Yemen, and Central Asian States J3 Desk Officer
for Special Operations Command, Central, in a Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment.
duties, Stephen transferred to the METOC community where his first assignment
included working as Operations Officer for the Naval Oceanographic Office. Stephen’s duties included T-AGS hulled vessel
scheduling, diplomatic clearances, Glider operations, and Disaster
Stephen attended Naval Postgraduate School from 2014-2016,
where he obtained an M.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, with thesis
emphasis on under ice turbulent heat transfer in the Arctic Ocean. Stephen completed a tour on the USS THEODORE
ROOSEVELT as a METOC Officer, Security Manager, Habitability Coordinator and
qualified as Officer of the Deck. He
completed a deployment which included several months in the C5F AOR conducting
strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.
LCDR Fleet checked onboard NIOC Whidbey Island, CTG 102 in
March 2019 where he is currently serving as the Executive Officer.
Stephen is married to
Tiffany Fleet and they have one child together, Jameson Fleet.