October 2, 2018 - Peresent)
Rear Admiral Joey B. Dodgen
Deputy Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Rear Adm. Dodgen is a native of Sherman, Texas, and a 1990 graduate of the University of Texas, with Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He holds a Master’s in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

As a junior officer, he earned his Surface Warfare Officer qualification aboard USS Carr (FFG 52) during Operation Desert Storm, and additionally served on USS Fahrion (FFG 22).

Dodgen has served as commanding officer in 10 tours, representing our Navy, joint forces and national interests at sea and in 36 countries. He led reserve operational support to U.S. 7th Fleet, Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet, Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, U.S. European Command J-6 and Naval Surface Forces Pacific. Additionally, he commanded Maritime Expeditionary Boat Division 42, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12, Navy Operational Support Center Bangor, Maine and units supporting Patrol Coastal class ships and mine assembly forces.

Staff tours have included U.S. 2nd Fleet and Naval Forces Europe/U.S. 6th Fleet. In support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom he mobilized twice to serve on the staff of Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet, and subsequently at U.S. Embassies Port Louis, Mauritius and Antananarivo, Madagascar supporting Commander Joint Task Force, Horn of Africa.

As a flag officer, he previously served as deputy commander, U.S. 7th Fleet.

Rear Adm. Dodgen is a former member of the Commander Navy Reserve Force Policy Board.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and other various personal decorations and campaign medals. He is the recipient of the Department of State Meritorious Honor Award.

US Navy Recruiting | US Navy | US Marine Corps | Navy Reserves | Individual Augmentee
No Fear Act | FOIA | USA.gov | Veterans Crisis Line | Vote | DoD SafeHelpline
This is an official United States Navy Website. This US Government system is subject to monitoring. Please read our Privacy Policy and Section 508/Accessibility Statement.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of the Navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy  does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.