Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Lemmons:
Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Vice Commander, Naval Air Forces Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve
Rear Admiral Lemmons is a native of Brownwood, Texas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and was designated a Naval Aviator in November of 1980.
In 1981 he reported to Patrol Squadron Two Three (VP-23) in Brunswick, Maine, deploying to Iceland, Spain, the Azores, Bermuda, and Sicily. He flew in maritime support for Operation Urgent Fury/Grenada Battle Group, Libyan, Syrian, and Nicaraguan surveillance operations. In September 1984, Rear Adm. Lemmons reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington D.C. as a Naval Intern where he participated in global war planning, multiple theater wargaming, and joint service policy development.
Rear Adm. Lemmons received a Reserve commission in November 1985, and reported to Patrol Squadron Six Eight (VP-68) at NAF Washington, D.C. He subsequently became the Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron Six Eight (VP-68) in February 1996. After his squadron command tour, he has been assigned as:
Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer, NR Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic 0186;
Commanding Officer, NR CVN-71 0193 supporting USS Theodore Roosevelt;
Commanding Officer NR Naval Air Station Keflavik Iceland 0293;
Commanding Officer, NR Navy Command Center 106, supporting OPNAV N3/N5.
During this period he also served in the following extended active duty assignments:
Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff N88R, supporting the Director, Naval Air Warfare for programming and budget development;
Commander U. S. Second Fleet ASST C2W Officer during NATO Exercise Strong Resolve 1998;
USS Theodore Roosevelt Battle Group liaison officer to the Combined Air Operations Center, 5th Allied Tactical Air Force, Vicenza Italy during Operation Allied Force, the campaign to liberate Kosovo;
OPNAV Naval Operations Group “Deep Blue” liaison officer to the Commander, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Deputy for Mission Effectiveness, Navy Reserve Readiness Command Region Southeast
Director for Fleet Readiness, OPNAV N43
He has proudly served with shipmates who have earned four Meritorious Unit Commendations, the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Coast Guard Unit Commendation and two Battle “E” Awards for excellence. He is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Theater Medal, and the NATO Medal for Yugoslavia. He has completed the Naval War College and National Defense University Reserve Component studies curriculum.
Rear Adm. Lemmons has been a commercial airline pilot with American Airlines since 1987
Updated: 2 December 2004