Lieutenant Commander David S. Stevens is a native of O’okala, Hawaii. He enlisted into the Submarine Force in 1992 as an Electronics Technician earning his Silver Dolphins on USS Buffalo (SSN-715) and a slot in the 1999 Seaman to Admiral Program. He attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He also earned a certificate in Systems Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School.
He received his commission from Officer Candidate School at NAS Pensacola, FL in September, 2002 and attended naval flight training in Pensacola, FL, receiving his “Wings of Gold” in August 2004. He is qualified as a pilot in both the MH-60B Seahawk and C-130T Hercules.
Stevens has served in multiple operational flying tours including Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light FOUR ONE, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light THREE SEVEN, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIX TWO. He deployed onboard USS CROMMELIN (FFG-37) and USS REUBEN JAMES (FFG-57).
His most recent operational tour was as Maintenance Officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIX TWO (VR-62).
His staff tours include serving as Command Duty Officer at Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT) Headquarters during Operation Tomodachi; Aviation Operations Officer at Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE to deploy as Lead Planner and Current Operations Officer for Pacific Partnership 2013; and as Executive Officer Naval Operational Support Center onboard NAS Jacksonville, FL.
He most recently served as Commanding Officer of Naval Operational Support Center Guam.
His awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), various unit and service citations.