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Capt. Steven H. Wasson

Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Three Commander

12 May 2022
Capt. Steven H. Wasson
Capt. Steven H. Wasson
Capt. Steven H. Wasson
Capt. Steven H. Wasson
Capt. Steven H. Wasson
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VIRIN: 220512-N-IS698-0001
Capt. Steven Wasson is a native of Oklahoma City, OK and commissioned from OCS in Pensacola, FL., in 1999. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1996.  He has served aboard ships in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. 

Afloat, Capt. Wasson was assigned to the Norfolk, VA based Amphibious transport dock USS Shreveport (LPD-12) as the Auxiliary Officer. His next tour was as Combat Information Center Officer onboard USS Nashville (LPD-13) also homeported in Norfolk, VA. His first department head tour was as the Operations Officer onboard USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49) out of Mayport, FL. Following Bradley, his second department head tour was as the Training Officer onboard USS Essex (LHD-2) homeported in Sasebo, JA. He was selected for Commander Command and served as Executive Officer on USS Ashland (LSD-48) in Sasebo, JA before fleeting up to take command of USS Ashland (LSD-48).

Ashore, Capt. Wasson was assigned to Afloat Training Group Atlantic, in Norfolk, VA., where he earned a Master of Science in Management and Information Systems while attending Troy University. His next shore assignment was as the Flag Secretary for Commander, Amphibious Force U.S. Seventh Fleet, in Okinawa, JA.  Following this tour, he reported to OPNAV in the N5 Strategy and Policy division and then at NAVSEA with Surface Ship Modernization.  Recent shore tours include instructor duty at SWOS in Newport, RI, and currently assigned to C5F as Future Operations Director in Bahrain.
Capt. Wasson's personal awards include the Legion of Merit (1), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

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