COMM: (904) 542-1005/DSN: 942-1005
Cmdr. Roderick V. Little, a native of San Diego, graduated from Samuel F.B. Morse High School in 1982. He enlisted in the Navy in 1987.
Following Recruit Training at RTC/NTC San Diego, he attended Seamanship Apprentice Training, becoming a undesignated seaman. His enlisted tours include plankowner on USS Wisconsin (BB-64), USS Savannah (AOR-4), USS America (CV-66), USS Monongahela (AO-178), and EWTGLANT UNREP School, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Norfolk, Virginia.
Little was commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer program in October 2000. His commissioned tours include replenishment-at-sea officer aboard USS Detroit (AOE 4), ship’s boatswain’s mate aboard USS Seattle (AOE 3), detachment officer-in-charge at Assault Craft Unit Two, first lieutenant aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), Bravo Company commander and maritime prepositioning force officer with Amphibious Construction Battalion Two, landing craft officer for Assault Craft Unit Two, first lieutenant aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), deck division inspector at the Board of Inspection and Survey office, first lieutenant aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and port operations officer at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
He has completed eight overseas deployments in support of various operations around the world to include: Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Hurricane Katrina relief operations, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve.
Little has earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminology with a minor in Homeland Security.
In August 2020, he became the sixth commanding officer of Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility Jacksonville.
His awards and accomplishments include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (seven awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), Good Conduct Medal (three awards), 2016 Navy and Marine Corps Leadership Award and various campaign and unit awards. He is qualified as a surface warfare officer, Seabee combat warfare officer, selected chief petty officer in 1998, and a master training specialist.