COMM: (904) 542-1005/DSN: 942-1005
CDR Yeich is a native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Carson Long Military Institute in 1986, and enlisted in the Navy in 1987.
Following Recruit Training at RTC/NTC San Diego, California, he attended Seamanship Apprentice Training, becoming a designated Seaman. His enlisted tours include USS HENRY B. WILSON (DDG-7), USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS SCHOOL, Coronado, California, a Plankowner on USS RAINIER (AOE-7) and USS BRIDGE (AOE-10), and NAVAL STATION EVERETT, Washington.
CDR Yeich was commissioned under the Limited Duty Officer program in February 2001. His commissioned tours include Replenishment-at-Sea Officer on USS SEATTLE (AOE-3), Beach Party Team Commander in BEACHMASTER UNIT TWO, Bravo Company Commander and Maritime Prepositioning Force Officer in AMPHIBIOUS CONSTRUCTION BATTALION TWO, Assistant First Lieutenant on USS IWO JIMA (LHD-7), First Lieutenant on SAN ANTONIO (LPD-17), Assistant Port Operations Officer and Scheduling Officer at NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Virginia, First Lieutenant on USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70), and Operations Officer and Port Operations Officer at NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA.
He has completed eight overseas deployments in support of various operations and exercises to include DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, CAMEL SAND I, SEA SOLDIER II, SOUTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and INHERENT RESOLVE.
CDR Yeich has earned a dual Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration, and Vocational and Technical Education.
In August 2018, he became the fifth commanding officer of the Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-trial Confinement Facility Jacksonville.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), Good Conduct Medal (five awards), and various campaign and unit awards. He is qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer, SEABEE Combat Warfare Officer, Tactical Action Officer, and Master Training Specialist.