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Naval Support Activity Annapolis Welcomes New Commanding Officer

Posted on: May 30, 2013 12:30 EDT by Naval Academy Public Affairs

Naval Support Activity Annapolis held a change of command and retirement ceremony May 30 in Mahan Hall on the Naval Academy Yard.

Capt. Logan Jones relieved Capt. Thomas Reese as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Annapolis.

Jones, a native of Garden City, Kan., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1987 with a degree in oceanography. Following commissioning, he completed the naval nuclear power training program before reporting to his initial assignment on board USS Yorktown (CG 48). He subsequently served on board USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Barry (DDG 52) and USS Cole (DDG 67).

Jones commanded USS Reuben James (FFG 57) from 2004 to 2006 then returned to USS Enterprise as the Reactor Officer. He also served on the commander’s staffs at Naval Air Forces East and U.S. Joint Forces Command. Prior to taking command of Naval Support Activity Annapolis, he commanded USS Vicksburg (CG 69).

He holds a Master of Science in joint command, control and communications from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and a Master of Arts in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College.

During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, commandant of Naval District Washington, welcomed Jones to Annapolis and recognized Reese for his commitment to NSA Annapolis and the Navy.

“He’s a leader,” said Lorge. “He has led us, mentored us and mentored countless junior officers and sailors, molding our Navy into what it is today through his simple, constant, lasting service.”

Lorge presented Reese with the Legion of Merit.

As the commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Annapolis from March 2011 to May 2013, Reese oversaw the groundbreaking for the new Navy Exchange and Commissary complex and a large-scale joint security drill in partnership with the City of Annapolis in support of the Navy-wide security exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield.

NSA Annapolis is home to more than 600 military and civilian employees and numerous facilities, including military housing, the award-winning bachelor enlisted quarters, and the Fleet and Family Support Center. The base maintains the yard patrol craft used for the Naval Academy seamanship training program for midshipmen and provides support services to the Chesapeake Bay Detachment at Randle Cliff, Md., and the Navy Operational Support Center in Baltimore.

Reese is a native of Washington, D.C. He received his commission and Bachelor of Science degree upon graduation from the Naval Academy in 1982 and is retiring after more than 30 years of Naval service.

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