Nathaniel R. Shick
Dates of Service: 11/3/2017 - 2019
Nathaniel Shick is a native of Saint Leonard, Maryland. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2000, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Upon graduation, he selected for Officer Candidate School and earned his naval commission in December 2000.
Shick’s sea tours include USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) serving as communications officer from 2001 to 2003, sailing in company with Standing Forces NATO – Mediterranean; USS Cleveland (LPD 7) as combat information center officer from 2003 to 2005, sailing with the Magnificent Seven (ATF-West) in support of Operation “Iraqi Freedom”; USS Howard (DDG 83) as weapons and combat systems officer from 2008 to 2011, sailing in support of Operations “Enduring Freedom” and “Struggle Against Violent Extremists (SAVE)” in the Red and Arabian Seas; and USS Normandy (CG 60) as executive officer from 2015 to 2016, sailing in support of Operation “Inherent Resolve” in the Arabian Gulf.
Ashore, Shick supported the Defense Itelligence Agency as an all-source collections manager for the United States Central Command from 2005 to 2007; as a functional plans officer for COMPACFLT N5 – Plans and Directorate from 2012 to 2014; and as operations officer for Afloat Training Group Atlantic from 2016 to 2017.
Shick received his Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and Maritime Advanced Warfighting School in 2012.
Shick assumed command of USS Constitution on August 14, 2017.
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