USS McCampbell
"Relentless in Battle"
LCDR Jason Orender
LCDR Jason Orender
Executive Officer (January 2010 - January 2012)

Lieutenant Commander Jason Orender hails from Iowa Park, Texas. He attended the University of Texas where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Petroleum Engineering in 1993. He subsequently attended Officer Candidate School under the NUPOC program and received his commission in 1995.

After completing the nuclear power training pipeline in 1997, his first tour of duty was aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), where he served as the Reactor Auxiliaries Division Officer. In January 2000, LCDR Orender reported to the USS FLETCHER (DD-992) where he served as the Training Officer.

In January 2002, LCDR Orender reported to the Bureau of Personnel (BUPERS) where he served as the Assistant Nuclear Enlisted Community Manager. While assigned to BUPERS, he obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax. In August 2004, LCDR Orender reported aboard USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG-57) as the Combat Systems Officer.

LCDR Orender reported for his second Department Head tour to USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in August 2006 as the Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant (CRA). While stationed on USS NIMITZ, he completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I) via correspondence program from the Air Command and Staff College. In September 2008, LCDR Orender reported to the Seventh Fleet Staff as Fleet Maintenance Officer (N43) embarked onboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19).

LCDR Orender's awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.



BQM-74E target drones are launched from the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85).
The USS McCampbell (DDG 85) gets underway
Japan Ground-Self Defense Force vehicles
An aerial view of damage to North Honshu, Japan after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake
USS McCampbell (DDG 85) crew members work to bring on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies
USS McCampbell is underway alongside the Republic of Korea Ulsan-class frigate ROKS Seoul (FF 952) during a passing exercise
USS McCampbell sails alongside the Republic of Korea Ulsan-class frigate ROKS Seoul FF 952
A port operations tug boat at Fleet Activities Yokosuka assists USS McCampbell (DDG 85) get underway.
Members of the USS McCampbell (DDG 85) VBSS team conduct a post mission brief
USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departs Changi Naval Base following a five-day port visit in Singapore
Engineman 1st Class William Embry gives a speech aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85)
USS McCampbell
USS McCampbell leads the way during Pacific Eagle, a bilateral exercise with Russian Federation Navy vessels.

 Served with...

CMDCM (SW/AW) Carl L. Duncan
CDR Steven H. DeMoss
CMDCM (SW/AW) Michael J. Magnetta
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