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A "Navy brat," Commander Juan L. Carrasco was born in San Diego, California, and raised in El Paso, Texas. He enlisted in the Navy in 1991 as an electrician's mate and was selected for an NROTC scholarship after completing nuclear power training. Cmdr. Carrasco received a Bachelors of Science in physics from Jacksonville University in 2000. He was commissioned through direct appointment and received his officer training at NETC, Newport, RI.
 
Upon graduation from officer indoctrination school, Carrasco reported for instructor duty at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command where he taught mathematics and electrical specialized instruction to enlisted students. In addition to his instructor duties, he served as a test control officer and curriculum developer.
 
Commander Carrasco became a member of the Navy's human resource community at its inception in 2001. Shortly after, he was assigned to naval reactors as the headquarters training director where he managed and administered the nuclear propulsion training programs for headquarters engineers. He next served as officer programs officer at Navy Recruiting District Phoenix from 2005 to 2007. While there, he earned 4 Gold Wreath Awards for recruiting excellence and helped pilot the recruiter-operations officer concept.
 
In 2007, Cmdr. Carrasco attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where he received a Master of Science in operations analysis. While at the postgraduate school, he also earned phase I credit in joint military education.
 
Carrasco reported to the Navy Manpower Analysis Center in 2009 as the occupational standards division officer, managing naval and occupational standards used in the classification of work and manpower requirements. Commander Carrasco then reported to Navy Recruiting, Region West, in 2012, first as the region's enlisted programs and then as the officer programs officer, supporting regional operations in Navy recruitment.
 
In 2014, Carrasco attended the Naval War College earning phase II credit in joint military education and a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies. Commander Carrasco reported to Navy Recruiting District Raleigh as executive officer in October 2015.
 
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (4 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
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