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Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Assigned OPNAV Assessment Division Director

Jesse Wilson Jr.
Jesse Wilson Jr.

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr., commander of Carrier Strike Group 10, has been assigned to a new role as director of the assessment division (N81) at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and CNO Adm. John Richardson announced Wilson’s new assignment in a Defense Department release published Friday.

Wilson will oversee the organization that works to assess naval resources and warfare requirements as well as integrates assessment results into the Investment Balance Review.

He served as a commanding officer of USS Higgins and led the ship during a six-month deployment with the USS Nimitz carrier strike group as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in the western Pacific.

He took command tours at sea for the USS Nimitz CSG, Destroyer Squadron 23 and the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual humanitarian and civil assistance mission to Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Wilson also previously worked as the 27th company officer at the U.S. Naval Academy, joint warfighting analyst on the Joint Staff’s force structure, resources and assessments division (J8), campaign analyst at the OPNAV N81 assessment division, interim deputy director of the 21st Century Sailor Office, executive assistant to the chief of naval operations and director of the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization.

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