Lieutenant Jeremy Lord
LT Jeremy A. Lord was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in May of 1981, and grew up in nearby Leo, Indiana. He enlisted in the Navy in August of 1999. After completing Recruit Training at Great Lakes, he reported to Machinist Mate (Nuclear) A School in Goose Creek, South Carolina. After finishing the Navy’s Nuclear Training Pipeline, LT Lord was selected to remain at Nuclear Power Training Unit Charleston as a staff instructor. In October of 2002, LT Lord was accepted to the Seaman to Admiral 21 program and reported to the Naval Science Institute Newport, Rhode Island in January 2003. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Radiation Health Physics at Oregon State University in June of 2006.
Upon graduation, he received a commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy, and commenced the nuclear power training pipeline. He reported to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina for six months, followed by six months at Nuclear Power Training Unit, also in Charleston; there he received both academic training and practical hands‐on training on a nuclear reactor, becoming qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch on a S5W nuclear prototype reactor.
He continued his career education at Submarine Officer Basic School in Groton, Connecticut, where he studied submarine warfare tactics. He subsequently transferred to his first submarine, the USS PHILADELPHIA (SSN‐690), located in Groton, CT, in January 2008. There he was assigned the duties of Electrical Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Weapons Officer. As a junior officer onboard PHILADELPHIA, LT Lord served as a vital member of the wardroom during two Submarine Command Courses, the Operational Evaluation of the Virginia Class Submarine, an extended deployment to the CENTCOM AOR, and the decommissioning of PHILADELPHIA. During this time, he earned his Gold Dolphins for qualification as a submarine officer and completed his certification as an Engineer on Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants.
For his efforts, during his time onboard the PHILADELPHIA, he was awarded the Navy Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service ribbon, and a Navy Achievement Medal.
LT Lord was promoted to his current grade, of Lieutenant, in July of 2010. In April of 2011, LT Lord reported to Florida A&M University NROTC, he and his wife Christa, along with their two children, currently reside in Tallahassee, FL.