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USS New Orleans (LPD-18)

CAPT. Glenn R. Jamison, USN

A native of Maine, Captain Glenn Jamison graduated from Duke University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering. He received his commission through the NROTC program at Duke University, and upon completion of flight training and designation as a Naval Aviator, reported to the Black Eagles of VAW-113. During this tour he deployed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and DESERT STRIKE, and was selected as the VAW/VRC Pilot of the Year.

Following his initial fleet tour, Captain Jamison reported to VAW-120 as an Instructor Pilot and Training Landing Signals Officer. While assigned to VAW-120, he also performed as a Fleet Demonstration Pilot and was selected to lead initial FRS/Fleet introduction of the E-2C GRP II Navigation Upgrade aircraft. In 1998, Captain Jamison was selected to attend the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School, graduating as a member of Class 115. He was subsequently selected as Lead Test Pilot and Program Manager for the NP2000 Re-Propeller Program, successfully completing the first flight of the prototype system in May of 2001. During this assignment, he also served as test pilot and technical consultant on acquisition programs for the C-2A, E-2C, F-14B/D, F-35 JSF, S-3B, and T-6A aircraft.

Captain Jamison reported next to the Golden Hawks of VAW-112 where he completed deployments aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Carl Vinson in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, and served as CVW-9 Air Defense Mission Commander during combat operations in Afghanistan. In July of 2003, he was selected by the Navy as an astronaut candidate for the NASA Space Program.

In 2005, he graduated with distinction from the Naval War College with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, and subsequently reported to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station where he served as Air Warning Center Commander, Air Battle Management Officer, and NORAD/ USNORTHCOM Deputy Command Director.

He returned to the Fleet in 2008 to assume command of VAW-113, where his squadron completed two combat deployments for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and earned consecutive Commander, Naval Air Forces Battle E Awards for 2008 and 2009.

His next assignment was as Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare, Chief of Naval Operations N88. He departed the Navy Staff in July 2011 to commence Aviation Nuclear Officer training, and subsequently served as Executive Officer of USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Captain Jamison took command of the amphibious transport dock ship USS NEW ORLEANS (LPD 18) in August of 2015.

Captain Jamison has accumulated over 4,200 flight hours and 600 carrier landings in 47 different aircraft types. He is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award, and is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Strike/Flight Air Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), and various other medals, unit and campaign awards. He is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and holds a Master of Science degree in Aviation Systems Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

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