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Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins

Executive Officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

18 November 2020
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins.
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins.
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins.
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 201118-N-OW182-0002
Cmdr. Alexa Jenkins is a native of Palos Verdes, CA.  In 2004, she graduated the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in English and a minor in Spanish.

Her sea duty assignments include USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), where she served as the Gunnery Officer.  She completed two deployments: one to the Arabian Gulf and one to Seventh Fleet.  In 2006, Lt. Cmdr. Jenkins reported to USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) where she served as Combat Information Center Officer, and deployed on the inaugural Africa Partnership Station deployment throughout Western Africa.  She then deployed to the Gulf of Aden in 2009, as Aide to CTF 151/ESG 2 for the first Flag-led counter piracy coalition. 

In 2012, she reported to USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) where she served as the Operations Officer and deployed to the coast of Somalia to conduct an independent scan eagle mission.  She finished her second Department Head tour as the N3 at Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 23 in San Diego. 

During her tour as Commanding Officer of USS Tornado (PC 14) from 2015 to 2017, she also took command of USS Chinook (PC 9) in Manama, Bahrain before returning to command Tornado.

While on shore duty at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NROTC, she earned her MBA from the Kenan Flaglar School of Business.  Most recently she completed her second shore duty as the Head Promotion Planner for the Navy on the OPNAV Staff in N131.

Currently, CDR Jenkins is serving as executive officer of USS Carney (DDG 64).

Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (5); Navy Achievement Medal (3) and various unit and campaign awards.
 
 
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