|Captain James L. Storm
Captain Storm, a native of Roanoke, Illinois enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1983 as an Electronics Technician. Following electronics “A” and “C” schools he reported to USS GUAM (LPH 9) for his first sea tour. In 1989 Captain Storm was accepted to the Enlisted Education Advancement Program (EEAP) and was later selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP). He subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento and was commissioned in 1993. Captain Storm is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School, where he graduated with distinction and earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs.
Afloat assignments include Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Navigator in USS FIFE (DD 991) while forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan; Operations Officer and Navigator in USS TYPHOON (PC 5); Operations Officer in USS COLE (DDG 67), Operations Officer in USS NORMANDY (CG 60); command of MHC CREW LOYALTY while embarked in USS SHRIKE (MHC 62) and USS PELICAN (MHC 53); command of MCM CREW FEARLESS while embarked in USS CHIEF (MCM 14) and USS ARDENT (MCM 12); command of USS LABOON (DDG 58) and most recently in command of USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53).
Ashore, Captain Storm has served in the Capabilities and Resource Integration Directorate (N8), on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and as a Military Planner in the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), US Joint Forces Command. Highlights of this tour include deployments to Afghanistan in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and to Haiti with the XVIII Airborne Corps for OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE, the United States military's response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Captain Storm also served as the Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic and Commanding Officer of Afloat Training Group San Diego. His awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).