LCDR Slone is a native of Virginia Beach and enlisted into the United States Navy as an Aviation Electricians Mate in 1995. While enlisted, he deployed in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) with AIMD WHIDBEY ISLAND SEAOPDET. Ashore he was stationed at AIMD North Island until transition to the University of Kansas NROTC program and commissioning in December 2004.
Following Commissioning, LCDR Slone served as Gunnery Officer, Antiterrorism Officer and Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) Boarding Officer in USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) home ported in Everett, WA, and deployed in support of Expanded Maritime Interdiction Operations in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines. For his second division officer tour, he served as Auxiliaries Division Officer aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). Ashore, he served as Deputy Force protection and Fleet Antiterrorism Officer for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, as well as Shore Operations Officer at Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Whidbey Island while serving as Shore Operations Officer in support of fixed and SURTASS USW mission execution.
Upon completion of Surface Warfare Department Head School, LCDR Slone reported to USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) and assumed the duties as Weapons Officer, then Combat Systems Officer from May 2013 to May 2016, completing and 10 month combat deployment in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE as the Air Defense Commander for Carrier Strike Group ONE. From May 2016 until June 2019, he served as the Surface Operations and Flag Schedules Officer for Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE in Bremerton, WA prior to his transfer to Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport in July 2019.
LCDR Slone’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5 awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards) in addition to various unit and campaign level awards.
LCDR Slone is married to the former Kerry Johnson of Perris, California. They reside in Poulsbo, WA with their daughter Emma (16).