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Rear Adm. Jeffrey S. Spivey

Deputy Commander, Military Sealift Command

06 October 2022
Rear Admiral Jeffrey S. Spivey
Rear Admiral Jeffrey S. Spivey
Rear Admiral Jeffrey S. Spivey
Rear Admiral Jeffrey S. Spivey
Rear Admiral Jeffrey S. Spivey
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VIRIN: 221002-N-IS698-0001
Rear Adm. Jeffrey S. Spivey is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He was commissioned via Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1989 and designated a Naval Aviator in 1991. He holds a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of the Naval War College and the Joint Force Staff College.

Spivey completed operational assignments in Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 flying the P-3 Orion on anti-submarine and maritime surveillance missions in the Indo-Pacific including Operation Southern Watch. In 1995, he joined Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 as a fleet replacement squadron instructor pilot, then affiliated with Navy Reserve Patrol Squadron (VP) 62 flying operational missions in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Western Pacific including Operation Enduring Freedom.

Command tours include: Navy Reserve (NR) Training Squadron (VT) 35, NR NATO Combined Joint Operations from The Sea, Center of Excellence, and NR U.S. Fleet Forces Command Maritime and Air Operations, Headquarters.

Ashore he was selected to join the P-8 Poseidon Fleet Integration Team tasked to transition the Navy from the P-3 Orion to the P-8 Poseidon long-range anti-submarine aircraft and to establish the P-8 Poseidon’s initial anti-submarine operating capabilities.

As flag officer, he served as the Director, Maritime Partnership Program/Vice Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/ U.S. Sixth Fleet supporting integrated maritime operations with allied partners.

Spivey is currently serving as the Deputy Commander, Military Sealift Command providing world-wide logistics support to Fleet Commanders and U.S. Transportation Command.

He has flown 3,638 flight hours in various Navy aircraft and is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit (three awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medals and other personal, unit and service awards.

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