Captain Jeffrey A. Jurgemeyer, from Mission Viejo, CA, graduated from the U.S Naval Academy, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and received his commission in 1993.
Following completion of Surface Warfare Officer School, he served aboard USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG 48) as Damage control Assistant. Upon completion of this tour and having obtained his Surface Warfare Officer qualifications, CAPT Jurgemeyer served aboard USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) as Strike Warfare Officer. Ashore, he served as an Officer Recruiter assigned to Navy Recruiting District San Diego, CA.
In the Navy Reserve, CAPT Jurgemeyer’s command tours include: Commodore, NR Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE, NR Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Headquarters, NR Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Afloat Culture Workshop Detachment, and NR Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Logistics Readiness Support Detachment Alpha. He also served in NR NORAD-NORTHCOM J33, NR Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Maritime Air Operations detachment Las Vegas, and NR Expeditionary Port Unit 119 in multiple leadership roles.
CAPT Jurgemeyer completed two, one-year mobilizations as the Maritime Fires Officer, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and J3 Force Strategic Engagement Cell, Multi-National Force Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM from 2008 to 2009. He assumed his current role as Reserve Vice Commander in November 2023.
CAPT Jurgemeyer’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), and various unit awards. In addition to his Bachelor’s degree, CAPT Jurgemeyer earned his Master’s degree in Financial Planning, and earned fourteen industry certifications or licenses. He completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I through the Air Command and Staff College, and Advanced JPME through the Joint Force Staff College. He is a Level III Joint Specialist Officer and a graduate of the Reserve Component National Security Course and Navy Senior Leader Seminar.