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Profile: Commander Steven Tarr III, US Navy

Submitted by Valentine Tarr

SOUTH AMBOY – Commander Tarr is a native of South Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, with the class of 2000 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Commander Steven Tarr III U.S. Navy

Commander Steven Tarr III
U.S. Navy

Following initial training, he served on USS LOUISVILLE (SSN 724) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from October 2001 to August 2004, completing an extended deployment to the Western Pacific in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and in the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as a Watch Officer and Flag Aide at Commander, Submarine Group SEVEN in Yokosuka Japan from September 2004 to December 2006.

He served as Navigator on USS SEAWOLF (SSN 21) in Bremerton, Washington from June 2007 to August 2009, completing a Western Pacific Deployment. He also served as Navigator on USS CONNECTICUT (SSN 22) in Bremerton, Washington from August 2009 to July 2010, completing a Western Pacific Deployment.

He served as Executive Officer on USS BUFFALO (SSN 715) from January 2012 to July 2013 I Apra Harbor, Guam as well as the change of homeport to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Most recently, he served as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, United States Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from July 2013 to September 2015.

Commander Tarr has a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Studies from the United States Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the National Defense University Joint Forces Staff College and the United States Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the National Defense University Joint Forces Staff College in the United States Naval War College Maritime Advanced Warfighting School.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three medals).

Commander Tarr is married to the former Mary Kathleen Afton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Commander Tarr’s family currently resides in Santa Rita, Guam. They have two children: Sophie and John.

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