Chris H. Inskeep


24 September 2020 Captain Chris Inskeep is a native of Alabama and a 1995 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Captain Inskeep’s first sea duty assignment was aboard USS O’BANNON (DD 987) where he served as Electrical Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. His next assignment was aboard USS BOONE (FFG 28) where he served as Ordnance Officer. Subsequent sea duty assignments included Engineer Officer in USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58) and USS VICKSBURG (CG 69).  Captain Inskeep’s next assignment was to USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) where he served as the first Fleet-up Executive Officer/Commanding Officer.  Captain Inskeep assumed command of USS GONZALEZ and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean in support of the Global War on Terrorism.  After departing USS GONZALEZ, Captain Inskeep assumed command of Afloat Training Group’s Engineering Assessments Atlantic.  Captain Inskeep most recently completed a tour as the Commander of DESRON 26.
Captain Inskeep’s significant shore assignments include a tour on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff in the OPNAV N86 Directorate for Surface Warfare as Section Head and Requirements Officer for Future Ships DDG 1000. He also served as special assistant to the Deputy Director of Missile Defense Agency where he was assigned to the Systems Engineering Directorate as well as the Joint Staff Integration and Navy Transition and Transfer Cell.  
Captain Inskeep earned a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Captain Inskeep's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals (3 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various service campaign and unit decorations. 

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