Cmdr. Beck grew up in Midland, Texas and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1992 with a degree in computer science. His first tour of duty was on USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44) from January 1993 to March 1996, where he served as Electrical Officer, Combat Information Center Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. He qualified OOD, SWO, CDO, TAO, and EOOW. CDR Beck’s second division officer tour was aboard USS LABOON (DDG 58) from March 1996 to October 1997. He served as the A, E, and R Division Officer and as Assistant Engineer.
From January 1998 to September 1999, Beck was a targeteer and Senior Mission Planner at Tomahawk Afloat Planning Systems, Atlantic. Beck deployed with the ENTBATGRU APS DET and planned Tomahawk missions executed for Operation Desert Fox and Operation Allied Force.
Beck was Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) from June 2000 to May 2003. Beck graduated from the 2004 class of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School and concurrently earned a master’s degree in computer resources and information management from Webster University. Beck was Executive Officer of USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47) from October 2004 to February 2006.
Beck reported to the OPNAV staff in March 2006 where he spent two months working Congressional plus-up questions in DNS-6 (Department of the Navy Program Information Center - DON PIC) before moving to DNS-4 as the Director of Web Services/KMO. In March 2009, a call-by-name extended Beck on the OPNAV staff for two more years and he moved to N099 to work future network requirements. From September 2010 to April 2011, Beck was in N2N6F1 working enterprise network requirements.
In May 2011, Beck reported to Current Operations at U.S. Forces Korea until July 2014. In his first two years he specialized in Naval issues in Current Operations, and his last year he was the Current Operations Division XO.
As AEGIS TECHREP Executive Officer, CDR Beck is responsible for the well-being, training, professionalism and discipline of AEGIS TECHREP Sailors and supervision of the daily execution of their work as well as for the overall operation and maintenance of the Vice Admiral James H. Doyle, Jr. Combat System Engineering Development Site (CSEDS).