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First Name: Jonathan

Last Name: Greenert

Birthplace: Butler, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: W.

Date of Birth: 15 May 1953

Rank or Rate: Admiral

Years Served: 1975 - present
Jonathan W. Greenert

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1975


Jonathan W. Greenert

Admiral, U.S. Navy

Jonathan W. Greenert was born on 15 May 1953 in Butler, PA. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering and completed studies in nuclear power for service as a submarine officer.

His career as a submariner included assignments onboard USS Flying Fish (SSN-673) as Electrical Material Officer, USS Tautog (SSN-639) as Electrical/Operations Officer, and Submarine NR-1 as Engineer Officer. He served as Executive Officer of USS Michigan (SSBN-727) Gold Crew before taking command of USS Honolulu (SSN-718) in March 1991.

Following his command at sea, Greenert served as Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, and Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific (COMSUBPAC) Representative West Coast from July 1996 to June 1997.

In July 1997, Greenert reported as Chief of Staff for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, in Yokosuka, Japan. During his tour in Japan, he was selected to flag rank and subsequently served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, representative to Micronesia/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas, from October 1998 through December 1999. On 6 August 2004, Greenert assumed command of U.S. Seventh Fleet.

Greenert's shore assignments include tours as COMSUBPAC Staff Fire Control Officer, Program Analyst for Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group and Head, Navy Program Planning and Development Branch for the Chief of Naval Operations Staff in Washington, DC.

He served as Director, Operations Division in the Navy Comptroller Office from January 2000 through August 2002, and as Deputy and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet from August 2002 until July 2004.

On 23 September 2011, Greenert was promoted to the four-star rank of Admiral and became the 30th Chief of Naval Operations.

Medals and Awards

Navy Distinguished Service Medal (5 Awards)
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4 Awards)
Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards)
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 Awards)
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 Awards)


Submarine Warfare Officer Insignia
Deep Submergence Insignia

In 1992, he was awarded the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Honoree ID: 529   Created by: MHOH




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