Capt. Stephen Fuller, USN
Commodore, Military Sealift Command Far East
Raised in Durham, New Hampshire, Capt. Steve Fuller earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Notre Dame while earning his commission through the Naval ROTC program.
Capt. Fuller qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer in USS Reid (FFG 30) out of San Diego. Following a deployment to the Persian Gulf, he began his nuclear training at Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida followed by prototype at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, NY. He completed his division officer tours in USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) as part of the commissioning crew and then transferred to serve as a Seamanship and Navigation instructor at the Naval Academy.
He saw a second deployment to the Persian Gulf as the Combat Systems Officer in USS Crommelin (FFG 37) based in Pearl Harbor. Following this tour, he transferred to USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and served in a variety of Principal Assistant positions. After completing the curriculum at the Naval War College and earning his Masters, he served as the Executive Officer in USS Mahan (DDG 72). His most recent shore duty was as a Special Assistant for Enlisted Matters to the Deputy Director of Naval Reactors.
Capt. Fuller commanded USS Hawes (FFG 53) through her decommissioning and USS Nicholas (FFG 47) through a highly successful deployment to Fourth Fleet. His most recent position was Reactor Officer on board USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). His commands have earned a variety of unit awards, most recently a Battle E and Navy Unit Commendation on George H. W. Bush.