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CAPT Jennifer M. Pontius

DEPUTY COMMODORE, DESTROYER SQUADRON ONE (CDS 1)

25 August 2022
Captain Jennifer M. Pontius
Captain Jennifer M. Pontius
Captain Jennifer M. Pontius
Captain Jennifer M. Pontius
Captain Jennifer M. Pontius
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 220825-N-N0831-0004
Captain Pontius is a native of Racine, Wisconsin.  She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology.  She commissioned in 1999 through Officer Candidate School.  

Her tours at sea include: Gunnery Officer, USS HOWARD (DDG 83); Combat Systems Division Officer, USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operations Officer, USS MILIUS (DDG 69); Combat Systems Officer, DESRON 21; Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, USS MILIUS (DDG 69), forward deployed to Japan; Surface Operations Officer, Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN, embarked on USS NIMITZ (CVN 68), deployed to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleets, supporting Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom’s Sentinel, and Octave Quartz.

Her assignments ashore include: Division Officer Training Instructor, Surface Warfare Officers School; Requirements Officer, OPNAV N96; Ballistic Missile Defense Planner, USNAVCENT; Pol-Mil Planner, J5 Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Executive Assistant to the J5 Chief of Staff.

Pontius is a graduate of Providence College and holds Master’s degree in Education.

Captain Pontius’ personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), and the Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards).


 

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