CDR Leonard E. Haynes

Chief Staff Officer, Amphibious Squadron 1 (CPR 1)

27 August 2021
Commander Leonard E. Haynes
Commander Leonard E. Haynes
Commander Leonard E. Haynes
Commander Leonard E. Haynes
Commander Leonard E. Haynes
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VIRIN: 210830-N-N0831-0001
Cmdr. Leonard E. Haynes is a native of Pickens, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine. He enlisted in the Navy in August 1999 and served as an electronics technician (navigation) on USS Asheville (SSN 758) from July 2000 to September 2000. Haynes commissioned in February 2001 via Officer Candidate School. 

Cmdr. Haynes served his division officer tours on USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as the Auxiliaries officer and USS Vincennes (CG 49) as the Fire Control Officer. He earned his master’s degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

After completing Department Head School, Haynes served as the Engineering Officer aboard USS Ardent (MCM 12), USS Chief (MCM 14) as part of MCM Crew Conflict and aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18).

Haynes reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N1) staff, where he served as the Joint Action Control Officer. Upon completion, he reported to Afloat Training Group San Diego as the engineering training scheduler. He also served as the Executive Officer aboard USS Princeton (CG 59) and Coastal Riverine Squadron 3.  Cmdr. Haynes assumed command of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 in August of 2019 until February 2021.  Cmdr. Haynes reported to COMPHIBRON ONE as Chief Staff Officer in March 2021.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various campaign and service awards.


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