"Courage Through Adversity"
Executive Officer (December 2012 - October 2014)
CAPT Leonard E. Reed
Executive Officer (December 2012 - October 2014)

CAPT Reed, raised in Gambrills, Maryland, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1990, where he majored in Political Science and Economics. CAPT Reed was designated a Naval Aviator in 1992.
His last assignment was to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Staff warfare integration group (N00X) and assessments division (N81). In December 2012, CAPT Reed reported to pre-commissioning unit SOMERSET (LPD-25) to serve as the Executive Officer.

CAPT Reed’s operational assignments include Patrol Squadron (VP) 23 Brunswick, Maine; Patrol Squadron (VP) 11 Brunswick, Maine, as maintenance officer; USS Kitty Hawk Yokosuka, Japan, as assistant operations officer; Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 Jacksonville, Florida, as operations officer; Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 Kaneohe, Hawaii as Executive and Commanding Officer and Task Force 57/72 (Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces 5th/7th Fleet), Misawa, Japan, as the operations, plans and requirements officer.
Other assignments include Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5, Brunswick, Maine; the Joint Staff J3 reconnaissance operations division, and the National War College earning a master’s degree in national security strategy.


Coast Guard Helicopters Train Aboard Somerset
USS Somerset (LPD 25) commissioning ceremony March 1, 2014
USS Somerset (LPD 25)
USS Sommerset Arrives in San Diego, April 21, 2014

 Served with...

Command Master Chief (April 2012 - August 2015)
Commanding Officer (May 2012 - Jan 2013)
Commanding Officer (January 2013 - October 2014
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