Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber

Commanding Officer, USS Hué City (CG 66)

10 February 2021

Studio portrait of Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210210-N-OW182-0006
 Cmdr. Ethan Reber, a native of Tampa, Florida, enlisted in the Navy in 1997 as a Nuclear Machinist’s Mate. In 2005 Reber graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and was commissioned through the Seaman to Admiral-21 program. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2012 with a Master of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation. He holds additional postgraduate certificates in Anti-Submarine Warfare, Space Systems, and Nuclear Weapons Effects. 

Reber’s sea duty assignments include: Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65); First Lieutenant, Engineering Auxiliaries Officer, and Boarding Officer aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70); Training Officer and Administrative Officer aboard USS Monterey (CG 61); Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51); and most recently, Commanding Officer aboard USS Hué City (CG 66), where he led her to the completion of her induction into the Cruiser Phased Modernization Program and homeport shift to Norfolk, Virginia.

Ashore, Reber’s assignments include: Advanced Shiphandling and Tactics Instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command in the Trainers and Simulation Directorate; and a Global Force Management Analyst and Planner at U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

Reber’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards. He has been recognized with the Surface Navy Association’s Award for Excellence in Surface Warfare Research; the George L. Phillips Award for Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation; the Navy Marine Association Department Head Leadership Award; and is a proven subspecialist in Modeling & Simulation. 

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