Lt. Cmdr. George T. Calbert is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He enlisted in the Navy in 1992. He was commissioned through the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program as a Surface Ordnance Officer and he is now a Human Resource Officer. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development in 2006 and completed his Master of Science in Human Resource Management in 2008. Upon graduating from Basic Training in Orlando, Florida, he attended Aviation Ordnance “A” School at Navy Aviation Training Center in Millington, Tennessee.
His first assignment was with Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 21 out of Naval Air Facility Atsugi where he completed his first two deployments to the Middle East with USS Independence (CV 62). He transferred to Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 135 in 1996 and deployed to the Middle East onboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and completed work-ups onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). His shore tour was at Navy Recruiting District Ohio where he converted rates to Missile Technician and volunteered for submarine duty. After schools in Groton, Connecticut, and Kings Bay, Georgia, he was assigned to the Gold crew of USS Nevada (SSBN 733). While there, he completed five strategic patrols. His next shore duty assignment was with the Center for Naval Leadership at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor, Washington, where he earned Sailor of the Year in 2006. He transferred to Intermediate Maintenance Facility Bangor where he was selected for Chief Petty Officer. Following shore duty there, he was assigned to the Blue crew of USS Michigan (SSGN 727) where he received his commission.
After completing the LDO Academy in Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned to USS Momsen (DDG 92) in Everett, Washington. He completed two more deployments to the Middle East. He transferred to Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division Detachment Yokosuka in Japan where he served as the Ammo Operations Officer. He transferred to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the Maintenance and Material Management Officer completing a two-year cycle of deployments on the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. Calbert screened for command and transferred to Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division Unit Misawa as the Commanding Officer. While there, the Navy selected him for lateral transfer to the Human Resources Officer designator. After command, he was assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in Bremerton, Washington, as the Training Officer.
Calbert became Naval Magazine Indian Island’s Executive Officer in November 2022.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and numerous other campaign and unit awards. He is married to Rie and they have two sons, George Jr. and Alexander.
Last Updated: 4 January 2023