Capt. Eric Lindfors
Maritime Prepositioning Ships Squadron Three
Capt. Lindfors was raised across the USA in most of the U.S. Navy fleet concentration areas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and was the winner of the 1993 Rosenblatt Naval Architecture Ship Design Award.
Following completion of the Surface Warfare Officers School Division Officers Course in Newport RI, Capt. Lindfors completed the following sea tours: USS Shreveport (LPD 12) as Machinery Officer and First Division Officer, USS Peterson (DD 969) as CICO, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) as Operations Officer, Destroyer Squadron Fourteen as Combat Systems Officer/Training Dept Head, CCSG 10 as Strike Operations Officer, USS John F Kennedy (CV 67) as Damage Control Assistant, USS Halyburton as Executive Officer, and CTF 70 as the Maritime Operations Officer.
Capt. Lindfors is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School from the Information Warfare Curriculum earning a Masters of Science Degree in Systems Engineering and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College with a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Capt. Lindfors previous command tour was of COMSUBPAC Navy Data Center supporting CTF 74, Seventh Fleet, and furthering our relationship with Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. His efforts were personally recognized by the JMSDF Director General of Operations and Plans.
Capt. Lindfors' personal decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals, and various service medals, unit and campaign awards. He and his wife, the former Melissa L. Pearl of Montgomery, Maryland, and their three children live in Yokosuka, Japan.