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Submarine Learning Center Detachment San Diego
CDR Nathaniel R. Reed, USN
Officer in Charge

Officer in Charge

Commander Reed is a native of Wilmington, Del. He graduated from Wilmington Christian School and reported to the United States Naval Academy in 1990, after attending Virginia Tech in the Corps of Cadets for one year.

He graduated from United States Naval Academy (USNA) in May 1994 with a Bachelor of Engineering in General Engineering. During the year after graduation, he completed the nuclear power training program in Orlando, Fla. and Charleston, S.C., finishing with submarine training in Groton, Conn.

Commander Reed served as the Assistant Weapons Officer, Communications Officer, Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant, and Reactor Controls Assistant on USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) from December 1995 through September 1999. He served on USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716) as Navigator and Operations Officer from April 2002 to December 2004 and as Executive Officer on USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) (GOLD) from February 2007 to July 2008 with two strategic deterrent patrols.

Ashore, Commander Reed has served as a Submarine Watch Officer to Commander Naval Submarine Forces in Norfolk, Va. He also served on the Tactical Analysis Group of Commander Submarine Development Squadron Twelve and conducted multiple submarine exercises with six allied nations.

He served as Operations Officer in the Nuclear Strike Branch in the Operations Directorate of the Joint Staff where he was responsible for command center procedures, crisis response and nuclear emergency action procedures.

He served as the Deputy Commander for Material Readiness at Submarine Squadron Fifteen in Guam from December 2011 to December 2014. Commander Reed now serves as Officer In Charge at Submarine Learning Center Detachment San Diego.

Commander Reed earned a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. in 2009.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Third Award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Third Award).


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LCDR Jonathan Nelson, USN
Assistant Officer In Charge

Assistant Officer In Charge

LCDR Nelson hails from Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Systems Engineering. After graduation, he completed nuclear training in Charleston SC and submarine training in Groton, Conn.

LCDR Nelson completed a junior officer tour in USS Columbia (SSN 771) from December 2003 to November 2006 during which he completed a six-month western pacific deployment and two two-month deployments, also to the western pacific. During this tour, he served as the Main Propulsion Assistant and Quality Assurance Officer. In June 2009, he reported to USS Nebraska (SSBN 739)(GOLD) to serve as the Engineer Officer where he completed four strategic deterrent patrols.

Shore tour assignments included serving as a Congressional Liaison Officer for the Pentagon’s Defense Liaison Division, during which he liaised between a program office and several Congressional committees. He served as a Junior Board Member for the Pacific Fleet’s Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, serving as both the Board Scheduler and Executive Officer. During this tour, he completed over 70 nuclear propulsion inspections of submarines, aircraft carriers, and submarine tenders and simultaneously earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Northeastern University.

In April 2016, he reported as Assistant Officer in Charge of the Submarine Learning Center, Detachment San Diego.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).


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MMCM(SS) Richard J. Moses, USN
Senior Enlisted Leader

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Moses entered the Navy in September 1996 and completed Basic Training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill. After completing Basic Enlisted Submarine School (BESS) and Auxiliary Pack in Bangor, Wash., he transferred to USS Alabama (SSBN 731) homeported in Bangor and was assigned to Engineering Department, Auxiliary Division where he earned his Enlisted Submarine Warfare pin and completed one deterrent patrol.

In April of 2000, he transferred to USS Helena (SSN 725), homeported in San Diego, Calif., and was assigned to Engineering Department, Auxiliary Division where he was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer and completed two Western Pacific Deployments and one Under Ice Exercise. In 2003 he transferred to Submarine Squadron Eleven Performance Monitoring Team where he was advanced to First Class Petty Officer. After a successful Shore Duty, he transferred to USS Asheville (SSN 758), homeported in San Diego, Calif., as the Auxiliary Division Leading Petty Officer where he completed one Western Pacific Deployment.

In 2007, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer and was transferred to USS Albuquerque (SSN 706), homeported in Groton, Conn., as the Auxiliary Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. While onboard, he completed a transit of the Suez Canal, numerous missions vital to national security, and a deployment ending with a change of homeport to San Diego, Calif. In 2009, he transferred to Submarine Squadron Eleven, in San Diego, Calif., and served as the Squadron Auxiliaryman/Damage Control Assistant (DCA). During this time he completed qualifications for Chief of the Boat.

In July 2012, he reported aboard USS Hampton (SSN 767) homeported in San Diego, Calif., as Chief of the Boat. While onboard, he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer and completed two extremely successful Western Pacific Deployments and ICEX 2014. In 2015, he transferred to Submarine Learning Center Det. in San Diego, Calif., as the Senior Enlisted Leader.

Master Chief Moses is entitled to wear the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Navy Battle ‘E’ Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medal (six awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Arctic Sea Service Ribbon, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (five awards).


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