Rear Adm. Jeffrey Jablon is a native of Frostburg, Maryland. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1987 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from James Madison University.
His sea tours include a division officer assignment aboard USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN 686), navigator and operations officer aboard USS Olympia (SSN 717) and executive officer aboard USS Key West (SSN 722). He commanded USS Philadelphia (SSN 690) in Groton, Connecticut, and was commodore of Submarine Development Squadron (DEVRON) Five in Bangor, Washington. Jablon was recognized by the United States Naval Submarine League with the Jack Darby Award for Inspirational Leadership in 2007.
His staff assignments include: tours as assistant professor of naval science at Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit, University of Virginia; special projects officer on the Staff of the Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; naval warfare submarine strategist at U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM); Commander, Submarine Development Squadron (COMSUBDEVRON) 12 deputy commander for training; Naval Submarine School prospective commanding officer instructor; division director of Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution (PERS-42); and deputy director, plans and policies at U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.