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Commander Karen J. Teague

Cmdr. Karen J. Teague, a native of Oakdale, California, graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology. She received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps from the University of California at Berkeley.  After completing flight school, she was designated a naval aviator in March 2008. In 2011, she transferred to the Human Resources (HR) community.  She holds a Master of Science in Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, a Joint Professional Military Education Phase I certification and a Foundations of Executive Leadership certificate from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

At sea, she served as the line division and ground safety officer, while attached to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 5, at Norfolk, Virginia.  In 2009 and 2010 she deployed aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom

Her shore tours include military support branch head, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center San Diego, California, leading 326 officers and enlisted to expand operational capabilities through strategic manpower distribution within the Naval Sea Systems Command enterprise and southwest region.  She was assigned to the Enterprise Readiness Center within the Strategic Plans, Policy, and Logistics Directorate (TCJ5/4) as a business development analyst during her joint tour at U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  She was the deputy chief for Operations Research (OR) and Innovation for the chief of staff, ending her joint duty as the Military Human Capital Strategy and OR analyst in the Manpower and Personnel Directorate (TCJ1).  Teague’s last tour was as the commanding officer of the Tampa Military Entrance Processing Station.
On June 10, 2022, Teague became the 25th commanding officer of Naval Technical Training Center Meridian.

Her personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and service medals and ribbons.  She holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.


Last Updated: 15 August 2022

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