LCDR Ekon A. George
United States Navy
22nd Company Officer
United States Naval Academy
Lieutenant Commander George, a native of Houston, Texas, attended Prairie View A&M University where he was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He graduated December of 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his nuclear power training on MTS 635 at Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon completion of the Submarine Officer Basic Course in Groton, Connecticut in June 2008, he was assigned to USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23).
During his tour onboard USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23), he served as Electrical Assistant, Main Propulsion Assistant, Sonar Officer and culminating with the position of Assistant Combat Systems Officer. During his tenure, the ship completed two successful missions vital to National Security and received numerous awards and accolades including the Navy Unit Commendation, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal and the COMSUBDEVRON FIVE Battle Efficiency “E” for 2009. Prior to transferring to the United States Naval Academy, he was handpicked to successful lead the ship through its first INSURV as the ship’s INSURV Coordinator. Upon completion of his tour on USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) he was selected for the 2012 LEAD Fellowship Program.
During the first year of his shore tour he attended University of Maryland graduating with a Masters in Leadership Education and Development. Following he had the honor of taking over as 17th Company Officer where he served in that capacity from May 2012 to June 2014. While serving as 17th Company Officer LCDR George also served as the Brigade BARB Coordinator, NSBE Officer Rep, and 2013 Seatrials AOIC. After completing his shore tour, LCDR George transferred to Groton to complete Department Head School.
After graduation from Department Head School, LCDR George relieved as the Combat Systems Officer on board USS MONTEPELIER (SSN 765). During his tenure, the ship completed one successful mission vital to National Security and received numerous awards and accolades including the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, and the 2015 Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy Award.
In his free time he enjoys playing golf and looks forward to making a positive impact on future naval leaders.