ARCO (ARDM 5)

Submarine Squadron 11

San Diego, CA
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Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Smith

Commanding Officer, ARCO (ARDM 5)

Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Smith is a native of Long Beach, CA. He enlisted in the Navy in May 1995. He then completed Basic Enlisted Submarine School and the Submarine Auxiliaryman pipeline in Groton, CT.

His enlisted sea duty assignments include USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765), where he earned his Silver Dolphins, USS SAN JUAN (SSN 751), and USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40). His one enlisted shore tour was at Naval Submarine Support Facility New London, CT.

In October 2005, Lieutenant Commander Smith was commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer. His first assignment was at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE as a Maintenance Officer for the Advance SEAL Delivery System program.

His follow on assignments include USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) as Damage Control Assistant and Auxiliaries Officer, Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility PACNORWEST as the Mechanical and Docking Officer, Naval Special Warfare Group Three Dry Combat Submersible User Evaluation Team OIC, ARCO (ARDM-5) as Executive Officer, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO as Repair Officer, and currently ARCO (ARDM-5) as Commanding Officer.

Lieutenant Commander Smith's awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards) and various unit commendations and service ribbons. He is entitled to wear the Surface Warfare Officer pin and Enlisted Submarine Warfare pin.