|CAPT John L. Schultz
Commodore (June 2011 - December 2012)
Captain Schultz, a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, enlisted in the Navy in 1972 and attended Electronics and Sonar “A” and “C” schools. He served as a Sonar Technician in USS SHARK (SSN 591), USS MITSCHER (DDG 35), USS COOK (FF 1083), the sea duty component of the Office of Naval Intelligence and after considerable at-sea experience, was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in April, 1986.
Captain Schultz attended Chapman College in San Diego, California, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic Technology in May, 1981 and received his Commission through the Limited Duty Officer Program in April, 1987. Subsequent sea duty assignments were in USS CUSHING (DD 985) and on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One, serving both tours as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. Captain Schultz completed his Department Head assignment as Combat Systems Officer in USS STUMP (DD 978) and after selection for Command, served as Commanding Officer in USS MONSOON (PC 4), USS CARDINAL (MHC 60) and USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41). Captain Schultz has operational experience in the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Southwest Asia theaters and has conducted numerous deployments in support of several significant U.S. Operations, including the 1973 Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Lebanese Civil War, Operations SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT SHIELD, ENDURING FREEDOM and CAPER FOCUS.
Ashore, Captain Schultz served on the staff of the Director of Surface Warfare (N86) as the Naval Surface Fire Support Resource and Requirements Officer and on the Joint Staff as the Maritime Analyst in the Warfighting Analysis Division of J-8 Force Structure, Resources and Assessments Directorate. Captain Schultz also served in Kabul, Afghanistan on the staff of the Commander, Office of Security Cooperation, Combined Forces Command, as the U.S Executive Assistant to the Afghan Minister of the Interior. His most recent shore tour was as the Navy’s Director of Military Community Management (BUPERS-3) at the Naval Personnel Command.
Captain Schultz has earned a Master of Applied Science Degree in Anti-Submarine Warfare Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College and he is a designated sub-specialist in Anti-Submarine Warfare and Operations Analysis.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), as well as various other campaign and unit awards.