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Commander Wes House is a native of Stuttgart, Arkansas. He enlisted in the Navy as a submarine sonar technician in 1988 and went on to serve on the USS Augusta (SSN 710) and USS Greenville (SSN 772). As a second class petty officer, Cmdr. House was selected for the seaman to admiral program, with a commission from officer candidate school in 1996. He graduated from the University of San Diego in 2006 and is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College.

 

House served on USS Russell (DDG 59) as damage control assistant;
USS Mobile Bay as weapons control and combat systems officer; Carrier Strike Group Eleven as sea strike officer; and USS Hawes (FFG 53) and USS San Diego (LPD 22) as executive officer.

 

On shore he served at Naval Mine and Anti-submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC) San Diego as a member of the carrier strike group anti-submarine warfare training team. He also served as chief staff officer of Task Force FIVE TWO, an operational mine warfare staff in Bahrain.

 

Commander House's personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars, and various campaign and unit awards.

 
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