Military Bios

Vice Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet
His career as a submariner included assignments onboard USS Flying Fish (SSN 673) as Electrical Material Officer, USS Tautog (SSN 639) as Electrical/Operations Officer, and Submarine NR-1 as Engineer Officer. He served as Executive Officer of USS Michigan (SSN 727) Gold Crew before taking command of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) in March 1991.
Following his command at sea, Vice Adm. Greenert served as Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, and Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific (COMSUBPAC) Representative West Coast from July 1996 to June 1997.
In July 1997, Vice Adm. Greenert reported as Chief of Staff for Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet, in Yokosuka, Japan. During his tour in Japan, he was selected to Flag rank and subsequently served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, representative to Micronesia/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Marianas, from October 1998 through December 1999. On August 6, 2004, Vice Adm. Greenert assumed command of U.S. Seventh Fleet.
Vice Adm. Greenertís shore assignments include tours as COMSUBPAC Staff Fire Control Officer, Program Analyst for Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group and Head, Navy Program Planning and Development Branch for the Chief of Naval Operations Staff in Washington, D.C.
He served as Director, Operations Division in the Navy Comptroller Office from January 2000 through August 2002, and as Deputy and Chief of Staff, U.S. Pacific Fleet from August 2002 until July 2004.
Vice Adm. Greenertís decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (two awards); Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (four awards); the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards); the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various unit and campaign awards. In 1992, he was awarded the Vice Admiral Stockdale Award by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Updated: 1 September 2004


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