Lieutenant Commander Christian Beisel assumed the duties as Executive Officer of Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton, Connecticut in November 2017.
Born in Islip, New York, and raised in Warrenton, Virginia, Lieutenant Commander Beisel enlisted in the United States Navy in 1995 and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, Illinois.
After completing the Naval Nuclear Propulsion training pipeline, he was assigned to the Reactor Control Division on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Following a Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf deployment in 1999, Lieutenant Commander Beisel was selected for a direct-fleet Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship.
Graduating from Virginia Tech, Lieutenant Commander Beisel received his commission in December, 2003.
After the completion of Naval Nuclear Propulsion training, Lieutenant Commander Beisel served as the Chemistry/Radiological Assistant and Tactical Systems Officer on USS Nevada Gold (SSBN-733); as the Navigator/Operations Officer on USS Providence (SSN-719); and the Navigator/Operations Officer for initial manning on PCU Vermont (SSN-792).
Ashore, his assignments included the Material Officer on the staff of Commander, Submarine Group Two; the Navigator at Naval Submarine School; the Director of Pipeline Technical Training at Naval Submarine School; and, on the staff of the Capabilities Development team for the Tactical Analysis Group, of Commander, Undersea Warfighting Development Center.
In addition to his Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Virginia Tech, Lieutenant Commander Beisel has earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.