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Lt. Cmdr. Jon Paris

Lt. Cmdr. Jon Paris is a Surface Warfare Officer with experience on cruisers and destroyers and as a navigation instructor. He has sailed in the Third, Fifth, and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibility and currently serves as the executive officer on a forward-deployed ship. His opinions are his alone and do not reflect any official positions of the Defense Department.

The Status Quo Killed 17 US Sailors. The Navy Must Change.

The surface warfare community should embrace, not reject, a congressional mandate to divide new line officers into two specialties.