|CDR Jeffrey Heames
Commanding Officer (December 2014 - April 2016)
Commander Heames assumed the duties as Commanding Officer, USS PREBLE (DDG 88) in December 2014. Hailing from Sierra Vista, Arizona, Commander Heames enlisted in 1991 and was commissioned via Officer Candidate School in 1996.
His at sea assignments include First Lieutenant in USS VALLEY FORGE (CG 50), Assistant Operations Officer in Destroyer Squadron Twenty-one (DESRON 21), Chief Engineer in USS HOWARD (DDG 83), Combat Systems and Ballistic Missile Defense Officer in Destroyer Squadron Fifteen (DESRON 15), and Executive Officer in USS PREBLE (DDG 88).
Assignments ashore include Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director at the Missile Defense Agency in Arlington, Virginia and as a Detailer in the Surface Warfare Assignments Branch (PERS-41), Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee. Commander Heames holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations and Master of Science degree in Global Leadership, both conferred from the University of San Diego. He also holds a Master of Military Studies conferred from the Australian National University as a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College (ACSC), Canberra, Australia.