CAPT Jeffrey Heydon, originally from Fort Benton, Montana, was commissioned in the U.S. Navy through the ROTC program in 1992 upon graduating from the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics.
After nuclear power and basic submarine training, he completed a two-year tour onboard the USS SUNFISH (SSN 649) followed by an additional two years on the commissioning crew of the USS WYOMING (SSBN 742).
He attended Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, earning his Master of Science Degree in Engineering Acoustics in December 1999.
CAPT Heydon served as Engineer Officer onboard the USS HENRY M. JACKSON (SSBN 730) Gold Crew, where he completed six strategic deterrent patrols. During his assignment, CAPT Heydon completed qualifications for command and was selected to the Engineering Duty Officer community.
In March 2004, Heydon reported to the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair in Groton, Connecticut, for his initial assignment as an Engineering Duty Officer. In Groton, he served as a ship coordinator on several Chief of Naval Operations submarine repair availabilities and as the Repair Department Waterfront Operations Officer.
In August 2007, Heydon reported to Trident Refit Facility in Kings Bay, Georgia, as the Repair Officer. In Kings Bay, he directed waterfront operations in accomplishment of both nuclear and non-nuclear repair of seven home-ported TRIDENT submarines, including forward deployed maintenance operations for two SSGNs.
In May 2010, CAPT Heydon transferred to Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. His assignments in Pearl Harbor included Assistant Operations Officer leading the Intermediate Maintenance Facility in support of 19 home-ported fast attack submarines, Deputy Project Superintendent on USS TEXAS (SSN 775) Extended Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA), Engineering and Planning Officer, and the Shipyard Operations Officer.