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Division of Leadership Education and Development

LCDR Lindsey Santiago, MSC, USN

NL110 Course Director

  •  Phone: (410) 293-6043
  •  E-mail:
  •  Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-B) 112 Cooper Road Annapolis, MD 21402

After graduating with honors in 2006 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, LCDR Lindsey Santiago attended Officer Candidate School where she earned a commission on March 28, 2008.  She then reported to USS CHOSIN (CG 65) homeported in Pearl Harbor, HI.  She served on CHOSIN as the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Administrative Officer, deploying to the Fifth Fleet Area of Operations with the USS NIMITZ Strike Group, where CHOSIN served as Air Defense Commander.  After the successful deployment, CHOSIN was awarded the Battle Efficiency award by COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC for 2010.   LCDR Santiago earned her Surface Warfare Officer pin in 2009 and was the Distinguished Graduate from her SWOS ASAT course.  She was onboard CHOSIN from May 2008 until May 2010. LT Santiago was stationed onboard USS HOPPER (DDG 70), also out of Pearl Harbor as the Training Officer.  She completed AEGIS Track 2 in Dahlgren, VA as an honor graduate.  As Training Officer, LT Santiago prepared HOPPER for the 2011 deployment to the 5th Fleet AOR where she stood watch as Ballistic Missile Defense Watch Officer and Sector Air Defense Coordinator.  

LCDR Santiago is a proud 2012 graduate of the LEAD Master’s Program.  After obtaining her MPS in Leadership and Education from the University of Maryland, College Park, she served for two years as the 29th Company Officer.  After her USNA tour, LCDR Santiago attended the SWOS Department Head school, where she earned the title of distinguished graduate.  She then reported to USS CHAFEE (DDG 90) as the Weapons Officer and completed a 3rd, 4th, and 7th Fleet Deployment.  After Deployment, she fleeted up as the Combat Systems Officer and Senior Watch Officer.

LCDR Santiago was selected as a Permanent Military Instructor in March 2019.  She reported to USNA in July 2019 as an instructor for NL110: Preparing to Lead.  She is currently the course coordinator for that course and the co-coordinator of the LEAD Master’s program.

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