|CDR Benjamin Nehrke
CDR Nehrke is from Arlington, VA and was commissioned in 2004 through the NROTC program. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Military Institute and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
His at sea tours include serving as Electrical Officer onboard USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47), Assistant First Lieutenant onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), and Operations Officer onboard USS SIMPSON (FFG 56) and USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20).
Ashore he served as an instructor and course manager in Expeditionary Logistics at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific; the Current Operations Officer for the Joint Intelligence Group, JTF Guantanamo Bay; Administrative Officer for the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard; and as the Head Officer Promotion Planner on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N13).
CDR Nehrke assumed role as Executive Officer, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) January 31, 2019.