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Navy Reserve Element Commander Captain Patrick Finney
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U.S. Navy Reserve
Navy Reserve Element Commander
Joint Enabling Capabilities Command

Captain Patrick Finney, originally from Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, graduated from Villanova University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also holds Masters’ in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He was commissioned through the NUPOC program after completing Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL. Following nuclear propulsion and basic submarine training, he served in USS ATLANTA (SSN 712) where he completed a Mediterranean deployment and qualified as a Submarine Warfare Officer and Nuclear Engineer Officer. After assisting ATLANTA through her decommissioning, he served in USS DALLAS (SSN 700) where he completed another Mediterranean deployment. Finney then served ashore as the Quality Assurance Officer onboard SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO. Finney affiliated with the Navy Reserve in 2002.

His staff assignments include COMSUBGRU 10 Force Protection Detachment 1, COMSUBLANT Strike Group Operations Detachment E, and U.S. Fleet Forces Maritime Operations Center Headquarters. He mobilized in 2007 to Afghanistan under Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as the Chief Engineer for Afghanistan Regional Security Integration Command – Central (ARSIC-C). His previous command tours include AS-39 E. S. LAND Detachment B, Naval Security Force Annapolis, Undersea Warfare Operations Detachment M and U.S. Fleet Forces Maritime and Air Operations Fort Dix. He is a graduate of JPME I and II and his personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and Navy Achievement Medal (three awards).

In his civilian career, CAPT Finney is the Senior Resident Inspector for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission at the Salem Generating Station in Lower Alloways Creek, NJ. He is married to the former Mary Kathryn Johnson of Havertown, PA, and has two children – Shannon and Sloane. CAPT Finney and family reside in Garnet Valley, PA.

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