CDR Jacob Foret
USS SANTA FE (SSN 763)
Commander Jake Foret, a native of New Iberia Louisiana, enlisted in the Navy in 1990, was trained as an Intelligence Specialist and assigned to Fighter Squadron Two before being selected for the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography from the Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1997. He earned a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University in 2004 and graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College in 2008.
At sea, he served as a Division Officer on USS HONOLULU (SSN 718) where he completed two Western Pacific deployments and one Eastern Pacific deployment. He served as Weapons Officer on USS OHIO (SSGN 726)(BLUE) where he completed conversion, initial mission certifications, and an Eastern Pacific deployment. Most recently, he served as Executive Officer on USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743)(BLUE) completing two strategic deterrent patrols and a docking extended refit period.
Ashore, he served as a Naval Science Instructor at Jacksonville University; the Readiness Liaison at the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs; and most recently as the Nuclear Enlisted Programs and Community Manager at OPNAV N133.
Commander Foret is authorized to wear the Battle Efficiency Award and a Meritorious Unit Commendation earned by the outstanding crews of USS HONOLULU and VF-2 during his service onboard. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (three awards).