CDR John-Paul Mantone

Chief Staff Officer, Mine Division TWELVE (MINDIV12)

08 November 2021
Commander John-Paul Mantone
Commander John-Paul Mantone
Commander John-Paul Mantone
Commander John-Paul Mantone
Commander John-Paul Mantone
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VIRIN: 211108-N-N0831-0006
A native of Long Island, New York, Commander John-Paul “JP” Mantone graduated from Villanova University and commissioned through the Naval ROTC program in 2003.

His sea tours were as auxiliaries officer aboard USS Doyle (FFG 39), training officer aboard USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79). Following these tours, he served as an exchange officer with the British Royal Navy as a bridge watch keeper aboard HMS Cornwall (F99), based in Plymouth, United Kingdom. Mantone then served as the chief engineer aboard USS Sampson (DDG 102), as operations officer aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67), forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and most recently as the executive officer aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1).

Ashore, Mantone attended the U.S. Naval War College, where he earned a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies and completed JPME Phase I. He served on the staff of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Policy) and as a Legislative Fellow for Senator Susan Collins of Maine, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

Mantone’s current assignment is serving as the Chief Staff Officer of Mine Division TWELVE (MINDIV12) at Naval Base San Diego.

His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and several campaign and unit awards.

 
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