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Commander Stephen Karpi, Jr.

Commander Karpi entered the Navy directly from high school and was selected for the very highlly competitive officer commissioning program, BOOST. The Navy then sent him to college (UofA) for four years, where he graduated with a degree in Nuclear Engineering.

After completing two Mediterranean deployments, he transferred to the Naval Postgraduate School, where he received his Master's Degree in Engineering Acoustics and completed Joint Professional Military Education requirements.

Karpi was assigned as the Operations Officer at the Defense Liaison Division, working in the Pentagon from 2006-2008. He was Executive Officer of PCU Missouri (SSN780), and of the USS Springfield (SSN761), before serving as the Advanced Training and Readiness Department Head and Executive Officer at NAVSUBSCOL from 2011-2014.

Most recently, Karpi has been assigned as the Executive Officer of the Navy Recruiting District in Phoenix.

Commander Karpi's personal awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Marine Corps Commendations, and two Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals.