USS Nevada (SSBN 733)

Submarine Squadron 17

Bangor, WA
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Cmdr. Nevin McChesney

Commanding Officer, Gold Crew, USS Nevada (SSBN 733)

CDR Nevin McChesney, a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky, enlisted as a Nuclear Electrician in January 1997. After completing recruit training and the naval nuclear propulsion training pipeline, he remained at Nuclear Power Training Unit - Ballston Spa as an Instructor. During his tour at NTPU he was selected for the Nuclear Enlisted to Commissioning Program. CDR McChesney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas and commissioned from Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, FL.

Upon completion of submarine officer training, he reported to USS LOUISIANA (SSBN-743)(BLUE) where he completed four strategic patrols and qualified in submarines. During this time, LOUISIANA shifted homeport from Kings Bay, GA to Bangor, WA, and earned the Submarine Squadron 17 Battle Efficiency "E" and a Meritorious Unit Commendation.

CDR McChesney subsequently served as Weapons Officer aboard USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727)(BLUE). During his tour, MICHIGAN completed three Western Pacific Deployments and earned the Submarine Squadron 19 Battle Efficiency "E", Navy Expeditionary Medal and Korean Defense Service Medal. In 2015, CDR McChesney reported to USS MARYLAND (SSBN 743)(GOLD) as Executive Officer.During his tenure, MARYLAND completed her return to Strategic Service, her first Strategic Patrol post refueling and earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation.

Ashore, CDR McChesney attended the Naval Post Graduate School, where he earned a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering and the 2009 Submarine Force Achievement Award for research into Unmanned Underwater Vehicles. He also served as the Engineer at Submarine Learning Facility Norfolk and the Capability Development Department Head at Undersea Warfighting Development Center, Tactical Analysis Group.