Personal Data

  • James W. Stevenson, JR, RADM USN (Ret)
  • Tulane Naval ROTC Class of 1976
  • BA in Political Science from Tulane University, 1976
  • MS in Information Systems, Naval Post Graduate School
  • Commissioned May 1976

Historical Events

  • Cold War
  • End of Cold War
  • Desert Storm

Assignments / Engagements

  • His sea service tours include:
    • Electronic Material and Warfare Officer, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and First Lieutenant of the guided missile frigate USS Richard L. Page (FFG 5) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia
    • Combat Systems Officer and Engineer Officer in the guided missile frigate USS Aubrey Fitch (FFG 34) home-ported in Mayport, Florida
    • Commanding Officer of the minesweeper USS Engage (MSO 433) home-ported in Mayport, Florida
    • Executive Officer of the destroyer USS Spruance (DD 963) and Commanding Officer of Spruance home-ported in Mayport, Florida
    • Commander, Destroyer Squadron Fifteen in Yokosuka, Japan
    • Chief of Staff for Commander, 6th Fleet in Gaeta, Italy
    • Commander of the nuclear Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Twelve home-ported in Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Primary shore assignments include:
    • Staff Combat Systems Officer for Commander, Destroyer Squadron Eight in Mayport, Florida
    • Chief Military Secretary to the Director for Logistics (J4) for the Joint Staff in the Pentagon
    • Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations for Commander, Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet in Bahrain
    • Executive Assistant for Commander, United States Naval Forces, Europe/Commander, Allied Forces, Southern Europe in Naples, Italy.
  • After being selected for Flag officer rank, Rear Admiral Stevenson was assigned on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff as the Director of Operations and Plans Division in the Pentagon.
  • Rear Admiral Stevenson’s final active duty assignment was as Commander, United States Naval Forces Southern Command in Mayport, Florida. He was responsible for all naval forces in the Caribbean, Central America and South American region.
  • Rear Admiral Stevenson retired from active duty in 2009.

Other notable content:

Rear Adm. Stevenson’s personal decorations include: Navy Distinguished Service Medal; Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (five awards); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards); Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards);’and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).

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