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Vice Admiral John Stufflebeem:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Sixth Fleet Deputy Commander, Naval Forces, Europe
Vice Admiral Stufflebeem is currently serving as Commander, Sixth Fleet.
A 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Adm. Stufflebeem enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves in 1969 beginning his service as a deck seaman. He was designated a Surface Warfare Officer in 1978 and Naval Aviator in 1980.
As a commissioned officer, Vice Vice Adm. Stufflebeem has served operational tours in a surface combatant, various fighter squadrons and carrier air wing staffs in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. He commanded Fighter Squadron Eight Four and Carrier Air Wing ONE during combat operations in the Balkans and Arabian Gulf and Carrier Group TWO/Task Force Sixty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Vice Vice Adm. Stufflebeem has flown over 4,000 hours in a variety of fighter aircraft and has more than 1,000 aircraft carrier landings.
Additionally, Vice Vice Adm. Stufflebeem has served in staff assignments including Military Aide to President George H.W. Bush, Deputy Executive Assistant and later, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations. His first assignment as a flag officer was Deputy Director for Global Operations (J-3) on the Joint Staff during Operation Enduring Freedom. Most recently he served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as Assistant DCNO for Information, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5B).
Vice Vice Adm. Stufflebeem's decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and Air Medal (two strike/flight awards).
Updated: 1 June 2005

 

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