Commander Christopher J. Green, a native of Bountiful, Utah, enlisted in the United States Navy in February 2002 under the Nuclear Power Officer Commissioning Program while attending college. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry in May 2003 and was commissioned as an Ensign in December 2003 after attending Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. In January 2004, Commander Green reported for his 1st Division Officer tour onboard USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60), where he served as the Electronic Warfare and Communications Officer. He subsequently attended and graduated from The Officer Nuclear Power School and Prototype Training in Goose Creek, South Carolina. Following this training he served as the Reactor Electrical Officer in USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). While onboard PAUL HAMILTON and JOHN C. STENNIS, he completed multiple deployments to 5th and 7th fleet AORs.