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Vice Admiral Phillip M. Balisle:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
Vice Adm. Balisle's first duty station was USS Harwood (DD 861), where he served as First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer. Subsequent sea duty assignments include Communications and Electronics Warfare Officer, Destroyer Squadron FOUR; Operations Officer, USS Brooke (FFG 1); First Lieutenant, USS Denver (LPD 9); Communications Officer, USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67); Executive Officer, USS King (DDG 41); Commanding Officer USS Kidd (DDG 993) (3 Battle "E" Awards); Commanding Officer, USS Anzio (CG 68) (3 Battle "E" Awards) and Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group THREE and Commander, USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group.
Shore assignments include Naval Postgraduate School where he graduated with distinction receiving the Chief of Naval Operations Award for Academic Achievement; SWO Department Head School where he graduated with distinction, receiving the Top Operator Award; Budget and Programming Officer for Navy Satellite Communications Programs, OP-094; Commanding Officer, Naval Communications Station, United Kingdom in Thurso, Scotland; Officer in Charge, Combat Systems Mobile Training Team, Atlantic Fleet; Assistant Chief of Staff for Combat Systems, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Director, Theater Air Warfare, N865; Deputy Director, Surface Warfare, N86B; Vice Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; and Director, Surface Warfare on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations.
Other significant assignments include duty as Maritime Intercept Force Coordinator, AAW Officer, and senior U.S. Representative to the Multinational Interception Force Task Group Commanders Council while assigned to Commander, Middle East Force during Operation Desert Shield, and AAW/ASUW/NGFS Officer for Commander, Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command during Operation Desert Storm.
Vice Adm. Balisle assumed command of Naval Sea Systems Command on June 28, 2002. He heads a team of 46,000 men and women nationwide in four shipyards, the undersea and surface warfare centers, nine supervisors at major shipbuilding locations and the headquarters in Washington, D.C., responsible for engineering, building and supporting America's Fleet of ships and combat systems.
His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (seven awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards). He holds the academic degrees of Bachelor of Science in Physical Science and Master of Science in Management.
Updated: 29 July 2002


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