Military Bios

Rear Admiral Raymond Michael Klein:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Deputy Director, Division of Submarine Warfare (OPNAV N77B)
In June 1984, he graduated as the Honor Man from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course, receiving the L.Y. Spear Award. Rear Adm. Klein next reported as the Engineer Officer, PCU Nevada (SSBN 733) and subsequently to USS Nevada (SSBN 733) (Gold) upon commissioning of the ship in August 1986. Upon completion of the ship’s initial shakedown operations in April 1987, he was assigned to the CINCPACFLT Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board.
From February 1990 to January 1992, Rear Adm. Klein served as Executive Officer, USS Newport News (SSN 750), conducting an emergent deployment in support of Operation Desert Storm. Following Joint Professional Military Education at the Armed Forces Staff College, he was assigned as the Submarine Warfare Officer on the staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic. During his 24-month tour, he planned and directed two major NATO maritime exercises.
In July 1995, Rear Adm. Klein assumed command of USS Alexandria (SSN 757) home ported in Groton, Conn. During his tour, Alexandria completed three deployments vital to national security interests. Commander Submarine Development Squadron Twelve awarded the Tactical “T”, Engineering “E”, and Navigation “N” to Alexandria for 1996. In January 1998, Rear Adm. Klein reported to the Submarine Warfare Division of the OPNAV staff serving as the Section Head for Submarine Maintenance and Acquisition. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces from August 2000 to June 2001, graduating with distinction.
Rear Adm. Klein commanded Submarine Squadron Six from August 2001 through July 2003 and served as Commander, Submarine Squadron Eight from January through March 2003. In August 2003, he again reported to the OPNAV staff as the Branch Head for SSBNs, Acquisition and Maintenance. Rear Adm. Klein served as Chief of Staff to Commander, Second Fleet from January 2004 through October 2004.
Rear Adm. Klein’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).
Effective: 18 January 2005


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