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Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber

Executive Officer, USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)

31 August 2023

Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Cmdr. Ethan A. Reber
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 230831-N-OW182-0004
 Commander Ethan Reber, a native of Tampa, Florida, enlisted in the Navy in 1997 as a Nuclear Machinist’s Mate. In 2005 CDR 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, Nuclear Weapons Effects, and Systems Engineering.

CDR Reber’s sea duty assignments include nuclear propulsion plant operator aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) from 1999 to 2002; First Lieutenant, Engineering Auxiliaries Officer, and Boarding Officer aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70) from 2006 to 2008; Training Officer and Administrative Officer aboard USS Monterey (CG 61) from 2008 to 2010; Weapons Control Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) from 2014 to 2017; and, most recently, as Commanding Officer of USS Hué City (CG 66) from 2019 to 2022.

CDR Reber has served ashore as an Advanced Shiphandling and Tactics instructor and program manager at Surface Warfare Officers School Command in the Trainers and Simulation Directorate from 2012 to 2013, and as a Global Force Management analyst and planner at U.S. Fleet Forces Command from 2017 to 2019.

 CDR Reber has received several personal awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards. He has also 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, and the Navy Marine Association Department Head Leadership Award. He is a recipient of the Surface Warfare Officers School Vice Admiral John D. Bulkeley Distinguished Graduate Award. CDR Reber specializes in Modeling & Simulation and holds a DAWIA Practitioner certification in the Acquisition Program Management career field.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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