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Cmdr. Juan Vives

Executive Officer, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20)

27 June 2022

Cmdr. Juan Vives
Cmdr. Juan Vives
Cmdr. Juan Vives
Cmdr. Juan Vives
Cmdr. Juan Vives
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 220627-N-OW182-0001
 Commander Juan Vives, a native of Colombia, reported to Navy basic training in Great Lakes, IL, in March 1999. After completing the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in Goose Creek, SC, he reported to USS ALASKA (SSBN 732) in Kitsap, WA. Commander Vives was then selected for a 4-year NROTC scholarship. In 2005, he graduated with honors from Jacksonville University, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.
 
Upon receiving his commission, Commander Vives reported to USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) in San Diego, CA, where he served as Communications Officer. He next reported to USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) in Yokosuka, Japan, where he served as Damage Control Assistant. His most recent sea tours include serving as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) in Norfolk, VA.
 
Ashore, Commander Vives served as Assistant Project Manager for Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Training Systems at Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in Orlando, FL. In his most recent assignment, he served as Force Protection Readiness and Training Branch Head and Battle Watch Captain at United States Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, VA.
 
Commander Vives holds a Master of Science degree in Management with a specialization in Naval Operations and National Security from University of Maryland Global Campus. 
 
Commander Vives' personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various unit and service awards.


 
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