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Rear Admiral Huan Nguyen

Rear Adm. Nguyen is a native of Hue, Vietnam. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1981 and received a direct commission with the Reserve Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) program in 1993. He holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering (Southern Methodist University), Engineering (Purdue University), and Information Technology (with highest distinction) from Carnegie Mellon University.

Nguyen’s operational tours include test officer and officer-in-charge of Detachment 113 at Ship Repair Facility in Yokosuka, Japan. Nguyen served as executive officer and chief engineer for Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) field office in Camp Victory, supporting Multi-National Corps Iraq, where he was instrumental in the stand-up of Joint CREW Composite Squadron One. With Task Force Paladin and the Combined Explosive and Exploitation Cell, Nguyen supported Combined Forces Command Afghanistan as CREW engineer.

Staff assignments include director, Military Programs at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); executive officer for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Enlisted Personnel; Engineering duty officer Community Manager (Reserve Component). His last assignment was as deputy chief information officer for NAVSEA. Selected Reserve assignments include NAVSEA, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and the Office of Naval Research. His first flag assignment is as deputy commander for Cyber Engineering, NAVSEA.

Nguyen’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), among various other individual, and unit campaign and service awards. He is especially proud of the unit awards that honor the shipmates he has had the privilege of serving alongside.

Last Updated: 24 September 2021


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