Capt. Gregory D. Blyden
Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Two Commander
12 April 2022
Capt. Gregory D. Blyden is a native of the United States Virgin Islands and a 1995 graduate of the University of Houston, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Masters in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Capt. Blyden's initial division officer sea tour was in USS Estocin
(FFG 15) as First Lieutenant. Following completion of the nuclear training pipeline, he served in USS Harry S. Truman
(CVN 75) as Reactor Electrical division officer during her maiden deployment. He later completed department head tours as Operations Officer in USS Ford
(FFG 54) and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS Theodore Roosevelt
(CVN 71). He commanded USS Carter Hall
(LSD 50) from November 2012 to May 2014.
Capt. Blyden's various shore billets included Congressional Liaison at Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, Deputy Chief of Staff at US Pacific Fleet, and Director of Inspections of the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). He also completed a one-year operational tour as a Brigade Electronics Warfare Officer in Iraq, supporting Marine Expeditionary Forces in counter-IED operations as part of Multi-National Forces West.
In addition to various service medals and unit citations, Capt. Blyden has been awarded the Legion of Merit(two awards), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (four awards).