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Rear Admiral Jeffrey S. Spivey

Vice Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet

Director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/Sixth Fleet

Rear Adm. Jeff Spivey is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1989 and earned his Wings of Gold in 1991. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College and Joint Forces Staff College.

Spivey served in Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 flying the P-3C Orion on antisubmarine and surveillance missions in the Indo-Pacific and in support of operation Southern Watch in Southwest Asia. In 1995, he joined Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 as a fleet replacement squadron instructor pilot, then affiliated with Navy Reserve Patrol Squadron (VP) 62 flying missions in the Atlantic and Caribbean regions, then deployed to the Western Pacific in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Recalled to active duty in 2010, he joined the P-8A Poseidon Fleet Integration Team to transition the Navy from the P-3C Orion long-range anti-submarine aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon and assure the Poseidon’s initial operating capability for anti-submarine warfare.

Staff tours include: Navy Reserve NATO Allied Command Transformation Warfare Development Group, Navy Reserve United States Sixth Fleet Detachment 802, and (post-command) as the U. S. Fleet Forces Command Reserve chief of staff officer.

His command tours include: Navy Reserve Training Squadron (VT) 35, Navy Reserve NATO Combined Joint Operations from The Sea, Center of Excellence, and Navy Reserve U.S. Fleet Forces Command Maritime and Air Operations, Headquarters.

Spivey is currently assigned as Director, Maritime Partnership Program, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Africa/ SIXTH Fleet.

Awards include: Legion of Merit, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and various service and campaign awards.

He has accumulated 3,638 Navy flight hours.