Military Bios

Rear Admiral John P. Debbout:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command
Rear Admiral Debbout is a native of Green Bay, Wisc. He attended Indiana University, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1972, and later achieved his Masters of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University. He entered the Navy and received his commission in 1975.
His sea tours include division officer assignments USS Macdonough (DDG 39); Operations Officer onboard USS Julius A. Furer (FFG 6); OPS/Plans Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron Six; Executive Officer, USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG 7); Commanding Officer, USS Estocin (FFG 15); and Commander, Destroyer Squadron Six.
Shore tours include assignments as Deputy Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command, Commander, Naval Surface Reserve Force, on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations as Deputy Director of the Naval Reserve; Commander Naval Surface Reserve Force as the Chief of Staff; the staff of Chief of Naval Operations as the Division Director for Surface Programs Management Division (OP-0953); in the Bureau of Naval Personnel where he served as the Surface Training and Administration (TAR) Placement and Detailing Officer (PERS-4417C); duty as the Manpower, Personnel and Training Officer for Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Six in Washington, DC; duty as the TAR Officer Community Manager (OP-130R), and Surface Programs Action Officer on the staff of the Director of Naval Reserve (OP-095).
In addition, Rear Adm. Debbout was the Commanding Officer of Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Green Bay, with additional duties as Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Centers, Oshkosh and Sheboygan, Wisc. His present assignment is Commander, Naval Reserve Forces Command.
Rear Adm. Debbout's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and other service and campaign awards.
Updated: 4 September 2003


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