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CDR James Martello

Chief Staff Officer, Naval Beach Group ONE (CNBG 1)

16 March 2022
Commander James Martello
Commander James Martello
Commander James Martello
Commander James Martello
Commander James Martello
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 220317-N-N0831-0007
Commander Martello is a native of Chicago, Illinois.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Illinois Wesleyan University and was commissioned through Officer Candidate school in Pensacola, Florida in November 2000.

CDR Martello’s operational assignments include service aboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) in reactor department before attending the final SWOSDOC class in Newport, RI.  CDR Martello was then assigned to USS KINGFISHER (MHC 56) in Ingleside, TX as the Training Officer before completing his second division officer tour as navigator in USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91).  CDR Martello was assigned to his first department head tour as Chief Engineer aboard USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) and his second department head tour as Operations Officer in USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) in San Diego, CA.  He was assigned an individual augment as the J35 for Combined Joint Operations Center Jordan before completing his tour as C5I officer in USS ESSEX (LHD 2).

Ashore, he served as a Training Liaison Officer at Afloat Training Group Pacific before graduating department head school in 2008.  He earned his master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, RI in 2014 before joining Expeditionary Strike Group THREE as the Future Operations Officer.  His last served as Battle Watch Captain and Deputy Director Current Operations for Commander, SIXTH Fleet before reporting to Naval Beach Group ONE as Chief Staff Officer in 2020.

Commander Martello is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.



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