Captain John P. Gelinne
Chief of Staff (Relieved June 3, 2011)

Captain John Patrick Gelinne was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York. He is a 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Afloat, Captain Gelinne served as Gunnery Officer and First Lieutenant in USS CONNOLE (FF 1056) and later as Weapons Officer in USS VALDEZ (FF 1096). He was the commissioning Commanding Officer of USS HURRICANE (PC3). Captain Gelinne served as Executive Officer in USS PETERSON (DD 969) and commanded USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59). His most recent afloat tour was Commodore, Destroyer Squadron Twenty Two.

Ashore, Captain Gelinne has been assigned to the Surface Warfare Officer School, the Joint Staff, OPNAV Surface Warfare Directorate (N86) and most recently, the 2010 Navy’s Quadrennial Defense Review Office.

Captain Gelinne attended the Naval Postgraduate School and the Naval War College, earning Master’s Degrees in Information Systems Management and National Security Strategic Studies. During his Joint Staff tour, he attended National Defense University and achieved the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Certification.

Captain Gelinne’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (2), Defense Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service Medal (3), the Navy Commendation Medal (2), the Navy Achievement Medal (2) and various service and unit awards.



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