CDR Nathan S. Wemett is assigned as the Deputy for Commander, Naval Surface Squadron FIVE.
He is a native of San Diego CA, enlisted as a Hospital Corpsman in 1993 and was selected for the
Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1999. He attended the University of Washington where he
received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2001. He attained a Master’s degree at the
Naval War College in 2015.
His at sea tours include USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55), where he served as Anti-Submarine Warfare
Officer and Training Officer, USS Boxer (LHD 4) where he served as training Officer, and USS
Sampson (DDG 102) as Operations Officer. He was then selected for Early Command and
assigned to MCM Crew Persistent. Upon completion of Executive Officer and Commanding
Officer tours with Crew Persistent, he served as the Commanding Officer of IA MCM Crew
Olympian. He was selected for Commander Command and served as Executive Officer and
Commanding Officer of USS Kidd (DDG 100).
CDR Wemett’s tours ashore include an enlisted staff tour at Commander, Pacific Fleet,
a Personal Exchange Program tour aboard the German Fast Patrol Boat Hyaene
(P6130) and as the Operations Officer for Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest.
CDR Wemett’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation
Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.