Steven P. Stacy, U.S Navy - Captain
DIRECTOR OF MARINE OPERATIONS
A native of San Diego, California, Commander Steven P. Stacy attended Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training School in San Diego, from July of 1986 to August of 1987. After successfully completing BOOST, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a BS in computer science. He was commissioned in May 1991.
Upon completion of the Basic Surface Warfare Officer Course in San Diego, California he reported aboard USS VINCENNES (CG 49) where he served as Main Propulsion Assistant, and finally as First Lieutenant. In May 1995, Commander Stacy reported for duty as a Gas Turbine Engineering Instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, RI. In 1997 following his tour at Surface Warfare Officer School he joined the Naval Reserve and was assigned to ATG Mayport, FL.
In 2001 he was selected to command Afloat Training Group support detachment out of Amityville, NY. Both in 2001 and 2002 his command was awarded the Leo V. Bilger award for excellence. In 2003 he was selected to command Inshore Boat Unit 21.
He led IBU 21 through its largest expansion, doubling the personnel and equipment assigned to the command. The unit mobilized in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom to the Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates from November 2004 to July 2005 where they provided anti terrorism and force protection. He was then selected to Command the forward deployed DESRON 50 reserve support detachment in Manama, Bahrain at NAVCENT.
Under his command the DESRON 50 support detachment expanded its role in the Northern Arabian Gulf protecting Iraqi oil platforms providing direct support to Commander Task Force 158. During this tour he was mobilized to work with the Iraqi Navy as Executive Officer of the naval training team in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
Commander Stacy played a key role in the development of long-term Iraqi Navy plan, transition roadmap, and Iraqi Navy concept of operations. Following his tour in Iraq Commander Stacy was selected to command Security Division 94 out of Spokane Washington.
During his command tour he mobilized one security detachment in support of OIF / OEF to Kuwait and was assigned the additional role of Commander Task Unit 56.5.2 Al Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT) security force. Under his command point defense of ABOT was successfully transferred to the Iraqi Marines as part of the responsible draw down of US forces.
Commander Stacy is the Chief Executive Officer of an interactive marketing company based out of Providence, RI. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with three stars), Coast Guard Commendation Medal with "O" for operational excellence, as well as other personal and campaign awards.