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Spike’s sea tours include Auxiliaries Officer aboard USS TARAWA (LHA 1); Training Officer aboard USS HALSEY (DDG 97); Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS PREBLE (DDG 88). He is currently the Executive Officer aboard USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) Ashore, he served as a Naval Science Instructor at Texas A&M University; and a Warfare Tactics Instructor at Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, San Diego, CA.
His personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), and Navy Achievement Medals (2 awards).