Captain Keith L. Beck

Capt. Keith Beck, a native of Milton, Delaware, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1985. Following recruit training at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Yeoman “A” School in Meridian, Mississippi. He was commissioned as an ensign through the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program in March 1997.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration cum laude from Saint Leo University and a Master of Business Administration from Aspen University.

Beck’s enlisted assignments included his first sea tour aboard USS Cleveland (LPD 7), where the ship served as the U.S. 3rd Fleet flagship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for ten months and deployed to Prince William Sound, Alaska following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. He also served at Personnel Support Activity, Hawaii, which he helped disestablish in October 1992; on the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet staff; and aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as ship's secretary, where he made a Western Pacific deployment to the Arabian Gulf, promoted to chief petty officer, and was selected for the LDO Program.

At sea as an officer, he served as personnel officer and ship’s secretary aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65), where he made a Mediterranean deployment to the Arabian Gulf in April 2001; as the ship was making its voyage home, 9/11 occurred, extending the deployment to conduct sorties in support of the Global War on Terrorism. As administrative officer aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), he received the peer-selected Navy-Marine Association Leadership Award in 2009 and sailed around the Horn of South America during the ship’s homeport change from Norfolk to San Diego.

His officer shore tours include service with Personnel Support Activity, Norfolk; Fleet Information Warfare Center in Little Creek, Virginia; Naval Special Warfare Group 4; the U.S. Naval Academy as administrative officer for the commandant of midshipmen; U.S. Naval Forces Korea as chief staff officer and flag secretary; U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet as N5 flag secretary and division director for personnel, policy, and administration; and Commander, Navy Installations Command as the Navy’s program manager for the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). Beck’s last tour was with the 21st Century Sailor Office (OPNAV N17) as branch head for the Behavior Development & Performance Branch.

Beck reported to the Naval Education and Training Command as chief of staff and commanding officer, Flag Unit in April 2021.

Beck’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Good Conduct Medal (four awards) and various campaign and unit awards. He is qualified as an enlisted surface warfare specialist.

Last Updated: 23 April 2021

 
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