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  • Captain Jason J. Schneider

    Commanding Officer, NWS Yorktown


    Captain Jason Schneider is a native of Chicago, IL.  He is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  He has since earned Master’s degrees from George Washington University and the U.S. Naval War College.

  • Commander Melissa Chope

    Executive Officer, NWS Yorktown


    Commander Melissa Chope grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia and graduated from Shiloh High School in 1992.  She enlisted in the Navy in May 1993 and attended boot camp and naval seamanship training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Florida. 

  • Command Master Chief(SW/EXW/AW) Christopher D. Farrar

    Command Master Chief


    Command Master Chief Christopher D. Farrar was raised in Syracuse NY and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in September 1995. After completing Recruit Training and ET “A” School in Great Lakes, IL he attended “C” school at Fleet Training Center, San Diego, CA.