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Cmdr. Jeremy S. Reed
Officer in charge,
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Detachment AUTEC


Cmdr. Jeremy S. Reed is a native of Morehead City, North Carolina, and enlisted in the Navy in February 1996, attending Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes Illinois.  After completion of Basic Training he attended BESS and Sonar “A” school in Groton, Connecticut.  

In November of 1996, he reported to the USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740B) homeported in Kings Bay, Georgia, where he served as Sonar Supervisor as a first lieutenant, and qualified in submarine warfare. While onboard he completed nine deterrent patrols.

In July 2002, he transferred to Unmanned Vehicles Deep Submergence Unit, San Diego, California, where he served as LPO, divisional chief petty officer, and assistance officer-in-charge of Tethered Unmanned Vehicles Work Systems 1 and 2. During his tour he led numerous salvage, diving, and ROV operations including the submarine rescue of PRIZ-28.

In May 2006, he was commissioned and reported to Strategic Systems Programs, Anaheim, California, where he served as the technical instrumentation documentation manager for IEC’s D-5 test support systems, completing his bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University. 

In May 2009 he reported to Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Dam Neck, Virginia, where he served as tactical watch officer with a multi-national team conducting underwater surveillance. While onboard he was awarded 2010 Tactical Watch Officer of the Year award for IUSS.

In March 2011, he reported to Command Submarine Squadron Eleven as the electronic material officer, overseeing the communication, electronic warfare, and navigation material condition of six SSNs. 

In April 2014, he reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence and served in numerous programs, supporting multiple agencies, in support of national security missions. During his tenure, his program received accolades and awards from both the Chief of Naval Operations and Mr. James Clapper.

From April 2017 to 2019, he served as the operations officer and electronic material officer of Naval Submarine Support Command, Pearl Harbor, were he managed the electronic maintenance and harbor movements for 18 submarines. 

From 2019 to May 2023, he served as the Pacific Force electronic material officer, managing the maintenance and repair of 31 submarines and two submarine tenders in the Pacific fleet. On May 24, he was sworn in as officer-in-charge of NUWC Division Newport’s Detachment AUTEC.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5).

Commander Reed is married to Candi Reed who serves as an intelligence officer at COMSUBPAC in Hawaii and teaches targeting at JIOC in Hawaii. They both enjoy sailing, diving and travel.