Leadership
Biographies

Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn

Officer-in-Charge, Naval Computer & Telecommunication Area Master Station Detachment Jacksonville

21 September 2020

Official portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn, the officer-in-charge of Naval Computer & Telecommunication Area Master Station Detachment Jacksonville.
Official portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn
Official portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn, the officer-in-charge of Naval Computer & Telecommunication Area Master Station Detachment Jacksonville.
Official portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn
200416-N-IM500-1024 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 16, 2020) Official portrait of Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn, the officer-in-charge of Naval Computer & Telecommunication Area Master Station Detachment Jacksonville. (U.S. Navy photo)
Photo By: U.S. Navy
VIRIN: 200416-N-IM500-1024
Lt. Cmdr. Gilbert R. Baughn is a native of California, Missouri, where he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science in information technology from National University and is a Graduate of the Naval War College. He completed Basic Training and Seaman Apprenticeship Training at Great Lakes. Illinois. He served as an enlisted Sailor for 15 years and became an initiated chief petty officer in September 2005. Lt. Cmdr. Baughn was commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program in October 2007.

LCDR Baughn began his career as a Deck Seaman onboard USS England (CG 22) in San Diego, where served for one year and was accepted into Radioman (RM) A’ School. Upon decommission of USS England he served as radio watch supervisor aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Southern Watch and Desert Shield. From there, he reported to Commander. U.S. 3rd Fleet aboard USS Coronado (AGF 11) where he served as message center watch supervisor and ADP systems administrator.

His next duty station was Commander, Navy Region Southwest where he served as a field support technician and department leading petty officer for Regional Information Technology Support Center (RITSC) San Diego during the initial installation of the NMCI network onboard Naval Station San Diego and Naval Air Station North Island. While there he made the most of his shore duty and earned his computer science Bachelor’s Degree from National University. 

After a successful shore tour, he reported to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team (SDVT) 1, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he served as C4I department leading chief petty officer from 2003 to 2006 and supervised the operation and maintenance of all C4I equipment for deploying SEAL platoons. His follow-on tour was to U.S. Pacific Command where he served as a theater communication coordination center watch officer and was selected to commission for the fiscal year 2008 LDO/CWO commissioning program.


After completion of Mustang Academy in Newport, Rhode Island, Lt. Cmdr. Baughn’s first officer tour as the communication officer and N6 department head at Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 where he completed two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where earned the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Service and GWOT Expeditionary Medals and qualified as Fleet Marine Force qualified officer.

He then served as fleet communications planner, and Naval Communications Coordination Center, current operations officer at Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor before attending the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase 1 and earned a Master’s degree in national security and strategic studies with a minor AQD in homeland security.

Upon graduation from the Naval War College, he reported to NCTAMS Pacific Hawaii where he completed the rigorous joint fleet telecommunications watch officer qualification and served as the communications officer and N9 deputy department head providing direct C4I support to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Pacific Fleet and warfighter across the Pacific area of responsibility. 

Lt. Cmdr. Baughn’s personal awards include Joint Service Award Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars.

 


 
USFF.mil  |  Navy.com  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  USA.gov 
Veterans Crisis Line  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  Family Advocacy Program  |  National Domestic Violence Hotline 
Suicide Prevention   |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Contact US
 
Naval Information Forces     |     115 Lake View Parkway     |     Suffolk, VA 23435
Official U.S. Navy Website