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Lieutenant Commander Carther Frederic Jorgensen was born in Oakland, California and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and Saint Louis, Missouri. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1989, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering. His initial duty assignment was in USS PATTERSON (FF 1061) from December 1989 to September 1991, where he served as the Gunnery Officer.

From October 1991 until December 1992, Lieutenant Commander Jorgensen served in USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (FFG 7), where he served as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer and Electronics Readiness Officer, Combat Systems Officer, Combat Information Center Officer and Communications Officer, First Lieutenant, Operations Officer, and finally as the Assistant Chief Engineer.

Lieutenant Commander Jorgensen was assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School from January 1993 until March 1995, where he earned a Master of Science in Physical Oceanography. Following Surface Warfare Officer Department Head School, he assumed duties as the Chief Engineer in USS SCOUT (MCM 8) until August 1998. His second Department Head tour was as Diesel Space Assessor, Commander In Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet, Propulsion Examining Board and Diesel Deputy at Afloat Training Group Pacific from September 1998 to September 2000.

From September 2000 through May 2002 Lieutenant Commander Jorgensen served as Future Operations and Plans Officer and Assistant Chief of Staff for Material Readiness and Logistics (N4) in Commander Carrier Group Eight. During this tour he also served as the Battle Force Logistics Coordinator for CTF-53 in the North Arabian Sea during Operation Enduring Freedom embarked in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

After spending the next year in the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and earning a Master of Arts degree in Education from Saint Mary’s College, LCDR Jorgensen reported to the Naval Safety Center. While in the Naval Safety Center, he was assigned to the Afloat Directorate as a special assistant to the Director. In July of 2004, LCDR Jorgensen was transferred to the United States Naval Academy, where he served as the Deputy Director, Division of Engineering and Weapons, Master Instructor in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, and the Officer Representative for the Men’s Varsity Swimming and Diving Team.

LCDR Jorgensen’s last assignment was as a Principal Assistant to the Operations Officer in PCU GEORGE H W BUSH (CVN 77) where he served from September 2007 until his retirement in July 2009. LCDR Jorgensen is a member of the commissioning crew and Plank Owner in USS GEORGE H W BUSH which was placed in service on the 10th of January 2009.

Lieutenant Commander Jorgensen wears the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (Six Awards), Navy Achievement Medal (Two Awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various other service and campaign awards.


Sergeant Major Nieves enlisted in the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program in December 1977; and in June 1978, he reported to MCRD San Diego, California for Recruit Training.

Upon graduation from Recruit Training, Private Nieves Reported to recruiter's assistance where he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class. Upon completion, he reported to MATSS-901, MATSG-90, NATTC, NAS Memphis, TN for basic Aviation power plants and was assigned the basic MOS of 6000. Lance Corporal Nieves, in January 1979 was then assigned to MAG-32, VMA-542, MCAS Cherry Point, NC, where he underwent further training and received the MOS of 6015. While with VMA-542, Corporal Nieves filled the billets of Plane Captain, Collateral Duty Inspector, and Quality Assurance Representative. In December 1985, Sergeant Nieves was promoted to the grade of Staff Sergeant.

In May 1988, Staff Sergeant Nieves reported to Drill Instructor School, Parris Island, SC. Upon graduation he was assigned to "I" Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion. While on the Drill Field, Staff Sergeant Nieves served as Assistant Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Battalion Drill Master.

After completing a successful tour as a Drill Instructor, Staff Sergeant Nieves was reassigned to MCAS Cherry Point, MAG-14, VMA-223. In June 1991 he was deployed with the 26th MEU and participated in Operation PROVIDE COMFORT. In May 1992, VMA-223 deployed to Iwakuni, Japan for six months. In August 1993, Gunnery Sergeant Nieves received PCSO to the Staff NCO Academy as an Instructor for the Advanced Course, Camp Geiger, NC.

In August 1996, he was promoted to First Sergeant and received orders to Detachment H&S (TOW/Scouts Platoons) 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Inspector-Instructor Staff, Amarillo, TX.

July 1999 First Sergeant Nieves was issued orders to Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, 2nd MarDiv, Camp Lejeune, NC, until his promotion to Sergeant Major where he then received orders to Helicopter Marine Medium 162. From November 2000 until 26 July 2001, Sergeant Major Nieves was with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron-2.

He then received orders to become the VMAQ-3 Sergeant Major on 27 July 2001. During this period, Sergeant Major Nieves was deployed in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH, a UDP to Iwakuni, Japan, and Operation Enduring Freedom. In June 2005, Sergeant Major Nieves assumed duties as Sergeant Major, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing and Retired after thirty Years of service in June 2008.

Sergeant Major Nieves' personal awards include The Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy (with gold star in lieu of second award), Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with gold star in lieu of second award), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Sergeant Major Nieves has been a NJROTC Instructor at Nash Central High School since August 2008.

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