Commander Greg Grubbs Executive Officer
Commander Greg Grubbs received his commission from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets in May 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies from Virginia Tech, as well as a Master of Science degree in Joint Command, Control, Computers, Communication and Intelligence (C4I) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is an Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI), and the Executive Officer of USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24).
Commander Grubbs has served at sea as Combat Systems Officer in USS GREEN BAY (LPD 20), Training Officer in USS MASON (DDG 87) and Communications Officer in USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55). During these tours, he completed three middle-eastern deployments, in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch and New Dawn.
Ashore, he has served as Doctrine and Tactics Branch Head for the Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) Amphibious Warfare (AMW) Division; as Flag Secretary, Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration and Personnel Management (N1), and Future Operations Officer to the Commander of Expeditionary Strike Group THREE; as the Commander of Task Group 68.4 (Naval Expeditionary Task Group Europe and Africa) in Rota, Spain, where he oversaw security operations for military aircraft and cargo ships throughout the U.S. SIXTH Fleet Area of Responsibility; as Officer-in-Charge, Charlie Company, Coastal Riverine Squadron THREE; and as shiphandling instructor at the Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island.
Commander Grubbs’ decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the Battle “E” Ribbon, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (four awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.