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Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins

Commanding Officer, USS Carney (DDG 64)

18 November 2020
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Cmdr. Alexa F. Jenkins
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 220621-N-OW182-0001
CDR 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 tours include USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), where she served as the Gunnery Officer, completing two deployments: one to the Arabian Gulf and one to Seventh Fleet. She served as Combat Information Center Officer onboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), and deployed on the inaugural Africa Partnership Station deployment throughout Western Africa. 
 
She then deployed to the Gulf of Aden, as Aide to CTF 151/ESG 2 for the first Flag-led counter piracy coalition. In USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), she served as the Operations Officer and deployed off the coast of Somalia to conduct an independent scan eagle mission. She finished her second Department Head tour as the N3 at Destroyer Squadron 23 in San Diego. In 2015, she assumed command of USS Tornado (PC 14). During this tour, she also took command of USS Chinook (PC 9) in Manama, Bahrain before returning to command Tornado in Mayport, FL.
 
Ashore, CDR Jenkins served as a Naval Science Instructor at University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill Naval ROTC. While teaching, she also earned her Master of Business Administration from UNC’s Kenan Flaglar School of Business and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. Her second shore duty was on the OPNAV Staff in N131 as the Head Promotion Planner for the Navy.
 
CDR Jenkins assumed command of USS Carney (DDG 64) in June 2022 after most recently completing her tour onboard as Executive Officer.
 
CDR Jenkins’ personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (5), Navy Achievement Medal (3) and various unit and campaign awards.
 
 
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