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Captain Andrew C. Jarrett
United States Navy, Commanding Officer, Submarine Learning Center

Commanding Officer

Captain Andrew C. Jarrett was born and raised in Alexandria, Va. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy graduating in 1989 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Following nuclear power and submarine training, he reported to USS Alexander Hamilton (SSBN 617) where he qualified in submarines and as Nuclear Engineering Officer. After a home port change, he transferred to USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) completing two strategic patrols.

In September 1993 he reported to the Advanced Education Program at the University of Washington, earning the degree of Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. After completion of Submarine Officer's Advanced Course in March 1996 he reported to USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (SSN 708), where he served as Navigation/Operations Officer until September 1998, completing two North Atlantic deployments and one Mediterranean deployment.

In September 1998, he reported to Commander Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet Staff as the Force Special Operations Officer until March 2001. After completion of Prospective Executive Officer training, he reported to USS Louisville (SSN 724), serving as Executive Officer until July 2003, completing two Western Pacific deployments including combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In August 2003, he reported to the National War College in Washington D.C. where he earned the degree of Master of Science in National Security Strategy. After graduation he reported to The Joint Staff, Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) where he served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for International Negotiations and Multilateral Affairs until April 2006.

After completion of Prospective Commanding Officer training, he reported to USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720), where he served as Commanding Officer until June 2009. During his tour the ship conducted a deployment to the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Africa Command Areas of Responsibility and earned the Fleet Forces Command Retention Excellence Award for 2008.

In July 2009, he reported to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where he served as Fifth Battalion Officer until March 2013 when he assumed the duties of Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen before assuming command of Naval Submarine School in 2013.

Capt. Jarrett has been awarded the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards).

Captain Jarrett assumed command of Submarine Learning Center on December 21, 2015.


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Mr. Jonathan P. Houser
Executive Director, Submarine Learning Center

Executive Director

Mr. Jon Houser is the Executive Director of the Submarine Learning Center (SLC), a position he assumed in July 2006. The Submarine Learning Center develops and coordinates future undersea warfare training solutions and allocates resources to execute undersea warfare training across all U.S. Submarine Force fleet concentration areas.

Mr. Houser retired from the U.S. Navy in 2005, having served 22 years in the Submarine Force. During his last tour he participated in the Navy’s ‘Revolution in Training’ as an initial member of the Submarine Learning Center. He also served nine years afloat aboard USS Shark, USS Trepang, and USS Batfish. Ashore, Mr. Houser was a Joint Staff Officer at U.S. Strategic Command as well as a ‘Master Training Specialist’ in two separate Navy Training commands.

Mr. Houser returned to the SLC as a federal employee in 2005 and was the first Learning Standards Officer, responsible for curriculum management and instructor development.

Mr. Houser is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He has graduate degrees from the University of Rhode Island and the Naval War College.


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CMDCM (SS) Richard A. Marini
United States Navy, Command Master Chief, Submarine Learning Center

Command Master Chief

A native of Harrisville, Rhode Island, Master Chief Marini graduated from Burrillville Jr/Sr High School and enlisted in the Navy in December of 1988. He attended Recruit Training in Chicago, Illinois followed by Basic Enlisted Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. He then reported to USS Tunny (SSN 682) in Bremerton, Washington, which changed homeport to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in June 1990. There he completed deployments in the Third and Seventh Fleet.

Master Chief Marini's follow-on sea duty assignments include tours aboard USS Bluefish (SSN 675) as a member of Interior Communications Division, USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) and USS Chicago (SSN 721) as Navigation Division Leading Petty Officer, USS Louisville (SSN-724), and USS Columbus (SSN 762) as Navigation Division Leading Chief Petty Officer, Assistant Navigator, and NAV/OPS Department Chief Petty Officer. During these tours he completed deployments to Third, Fifth and Seventh Fleet.

While aboard USS Indianapolis, USS Louisville and USS Columbus he earned the Navigation Red and Green "N" and Battle Efficiency "E" in 1998, 2003, and 2008 respectively. Additionally, he earning the “Tomahawker” certificate onboard USS Louisville during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (March 2003).

Ashore, Master Chief Marini served as Tactics Department Senior Enlisted Advisor and Instructor at Naval Training Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2003-2006), the Operations Department Senior Enlisted Leader at COMSUBPAC N3 Dept. (2009-2012). Additionally, he served as the Command Senior Chief to the Commander Third Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2010-2012).

In 2011 he earned a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. In May 2006, he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 125 GOLD) and in 2012 attended the COB/CMC Capstone Course in Newport, Rhode Island.

In 2012 he relieved as Chief of the Boat on USS Chicago (SSN 721), home ported in Apra Harbor, Guam, as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces. During this tour Chicago completed five forward deployed mission cycles and was awarded the Squadron Fifteen Battle Efficiency "E" and Navigation/Operations Red and Green "N" for 2013 and 2014, as well as the Weapons White "W" 2013, and Engineering Red "E" for 2014.

In August 2015, Master Chief Marini relieved as Command Master Chief of Submarine Squadron Seven Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and assumed his current assignment as the Submarine Learning Center Command Master Chief in December 2016.

Master Chief Marini is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards) and various other service awards and ribbons.


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