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Commander Jeff Martin, USN
Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Commander Martin graduated from Old Dominion University in May 1999 with a degree in criminal justice and a commission in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. Command Martin enlisted in the Navy in May 1991 and was selected for the Navy’s Enlisted Commissioning Program in June 1997.

His ship tours include Engineering Yeoman in USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), First Lieutenant in USS Anzio (CG-68), Fire Control Officer in USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), Weapons Officer in USS Bataan (LHD-5), Strike Officer in Commander Amphibious Squadron Two, and Training Officer in USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). He has deployed to waters of the Western Pacific, Africa, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf, Persian Gulf, and Indian Ocean.

His shore duty assignments include serving as a Flag Aide at Navy Personnel Command, Home Made Explosives Expert with the 18th Airborne Corps - Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I), and Force Management Branch Head at Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command. In addition, he served as Department Head Curriculum Lead at the Center of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Learning Site San Diego and most recently as Executive Assistant at 21st Century Sailor Office OPNAV N17.

He holds a Master of Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and a certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Commander Bob Arias
Executive Officer

Executive Director

Cmdr. Bob Arias, a native of Moriarty, New Mexico, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1988. After serving 12 years in the enlisted ranks, he was commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer Program in 2000.

As sea, he served aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57); USS Niagara Falls (ASF 3); USS Holland (AS 32); USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53); USS Cowpens (CG 63); USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52); and USS Rushmore (LSD 47).

His shore tours include Amphibious Group 3; Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific; Joint Task Force Guantanamo detainee operations;, and Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to Anbar Province, where he led the intercostal waterway military and police transition teams and was appointed to the Multi-National Security Transition Command for intercostal training and policy development. Other shore tours include Navy Region Southwest as regional security officer, which encompassed 10 major installations to include the largest Military Working Dog kennel and consolidated harbor security operation in the U.S. Navy; Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Kings Bay Georgia as executive officer; and Navy Installations Command as lead security assessor where he oversaw 72 naval installations worldwide.

Arias’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (ten awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), and Good Conduct Medal (three awards). He is qualified to wear the Surface Warfare Officer, Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer, Small Craft, and the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pins.

CMDCM Vaughn Coker
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Coker, a native of DeRidder, Louisiana, enlisted in the United States Navy on September 19, 1988. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Excelsior College and he is a U.S. Navy Master Training Specialist.

His sea service career includes tours aboard USS Midway (CV 41), USS Ranger (CV 61), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9), and USS Freedom (LCS 1).

Coker’s assignments ashore include the Navy Recruiting District New Orleans, Commander Fleet Air Keflavik Iceland, Navy Information Operations Command Maryland (NIOCMD), Navy Recruiting District San Antonio, and Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia.

He is also a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 139), the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Capstone Course, and the National Defense University Keystone Course.

His personal awards include three Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals, six Navy Achievement Awards, and an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Coker assumed his current assignment as Command Master Chief at Naval Technical Training Center Lackland in December 2015.