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CDR Stacey O’Neal

Executive Officer

21 November 2020 CDR Stacey O’Neal is a native of Mississippi. She enlisted in the Navy as a Machinist Mate in 1994, serving onboard USS PLATTE (AO-186) until December 1998. In January of 1999 she was assigned to the Cryogenics (O2N2) shop aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) in Mayport, Florida where she was commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP).
 
 She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of North Florida (UNF). After commissioning she reported to USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG-93) home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as the Mine Warfare Officer. Her second Division Officer tour was USS HUE CITY (CG-66) in Mayport, Florida as the Training Officer.
 
 Ashore, she was assigned to the Surface Warfare Officers School Command (SWOS) in Newport, Rhode Island to teach Conning Officer Virtual Environment (COVE). Upon completion of her tour at SWOS, she was given a year sabbatical through the Graduate Education Voucher program (GEV). During this year she completed her Master of Science Management from Salve Regina University and Joint Military Professional Education (JPME Phase I) through distance at the Naval War College.
 
 After completing Department Head School, she was assigned to USS DONALD COOK (DDG-75) out of Norfolk, Virginia as the Engineering Officer. Upon completion of this tour she was assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Crew (LCS) 212 in San Diego, California as the Operation Officer from May 2013 to November 2015.  Upon completion of the tour at LCS, CDR O’Neal went back to Newport, Rhode Island as Auxiliaries and Electrical Officer Course Lead and then as Command Qualification Coordinator. After completing her tour at SWO, she attended the Naval War College, completing a Master of Strategy and earning JPME Phase II. CDR O’Neal is married to the former Mrs. Syrita Braswell of Kingston, NC. 

 
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