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Commander Beaty, a native of Hoover, AL, commissioned in 2000 from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering and was designated a surface warfare officer in 2002. He is a graduate of the Navy nuclear power program and is currently the commanding officer of Navy Talent Acquisition Group New Orleans.

His past operational assignments include damage control assistant in USS Wasp (LHD 1) deployed in support of Operation Odyssey Lightning off Libya; operations officer (N3) of Amphibious Squadron SIX and Bataan Amphibious Ready Group in support of Continuing Promise 2010 and Operation Unified Protector off Libya as well as follow on operations in U.S. Fifth Fleet; combat systems officer in USS Klakring (FFG 42) deployed to Standing NATO Maritime Group and U.S. Sixth Fleet; reactor propulsion division officer in USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as well as Hurricane Katrina relief; and ordnance and gunnery officer in USS Ramage (DDG 61) where he deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle post 9-11 and operations in U.S. Sixth Fleet.

Ashore, Cmdr. Beaty served as chief of operations in U.S. Strategic Command’s Global Operations Center and attended the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for intermediate level education (ILE) and joint professional military education (JPME) Phase I. Additionally, he earned a master of science in administration with a focus on leadership from Central Michigan University. As a lieutenant, he served as assistant professor of Naval Science at NROTC unit University of Kansas.

His personal awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, along with several campaign and unit awards.


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