A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Lieutenant Commander Jerry Daley is a 2003 graduate of The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University and is a recognized National Security Affairs subspecialist in the Far East/Pacific and Middle East/Africa/South Asia regions.
At sea, he has served as communications officer aboard USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29); fire control officer aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80); weapons and combat systems officer aboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54); commanding officer aboard USS Typhoon (PC 5); chief staff officer aboard Destroyer Squadron Five Zero (CDS 50) and Commander Task Force 55.
Ashore his assignments include special mission ship operations officer at Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific/Military Sealift Command Far East, Singapore (CTF 73/CTG 73.7) and Bahrain country engagement officer, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces.
His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards, with one combat distinguishing “C” device for individual action), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and the Combat Action Ribbon while serving as force tactical action officer aboard USS Mason (DDG 87) during hostile action in 2016.