|CDR Jason W. DeBlock
Cmdr. Jason W. DeBlock, a native of New Hampton, New York, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.
DeBlock’s sea assignments include serving as the ordnance officer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62), reactor mechanical division officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), operations officer aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), and as the reactor training assistant aboard ENTERPRISE. During these tours, he deployed to the European, Pacific, African, and Central Command areas of responsibility.
Ashore, DeBlock completed nuclear power training, served as a defense legislative fellow on the staff of Congressman Maurice Hinchey in the 112th Congress, served as the surface nuclear program manager in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (N1), and served as a politico-military affairs planner in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Staff, J5. He most recently served as the executive assistant to the Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs-Asia, Joint Staff, and J5.
DeBlock currently serves as the executive officer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS PRINCETON (CG 59).
His personal decorations and awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit commendations, campaign medals, and service ribbons.