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CDR Raymond P. Owens

CDR Raymond P. Owens

  • Current Position:
    • United States Navy Deputy Chief, Functional Plans Commander Pacific Fleet
  • Education:
    • CDR Raymond P. Owens received his commission and Bachelor of Science from the US Naval Academy in 1996. After participating in the Voluntary Graduate Education Program, he completed a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. He was awarded his Naval Aviator wings in January of 1999 after completing flight training in Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christi, Texas. He completed his platform specific training for the P-3C Orion aircraft at the VP-30 in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Professional Career:
    • CDR Owens reported to Patrol Squadron 47 based in Kaneohe, Hawaii in December, 1999. Soon after arriving, he participated in a 5th Fleet deployment operating from airfields in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Diego Garcia. After qualifying as Mission Commander, he led his crew’s deployment to the 7th Fleet operations area conducting a variety of missions operating from bases in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Additionally, he represented the squadron during the bilateral exercises CARAT-Singapore and SEASURVEX-Thailand.
    • CDR Owens transferred to Misawa, Japan in February of 2003 where he served as a station pilot and Security/Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Officer. While in Misawa, he conducted numerous deployments to the Philippines to support the transport of US forces in the Southern Philippines in support of Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines.
    • In 2005, CDR Owens transferred to the USS Kitty Hawk based in Yokosuka, Japan where he served as Assistant Air Operations Officer with a collateral duty as Habitability Coordinator. His duties included coordination with local authorities and planning of airspace for operations. CDR Owens also served as Air Operations Watch Officer in the Air Traffic Control Center during flight operations ensuring the safe conduct of flight in the vicinity of the aircraft carrier.
    • In 2007, CDR Owens transferred to Commander Naval Forces Japan headquartered in Yokosuka, Japan to serve as Bilateral Coordination Officer and Air Operations Officer. He was the primary liaison for the US Navy coordination with the US Embassy, US Forces Japan, Japan Ministry of Defense, Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, and various local prefectural and city governments. Additionally, he served as the primary action officer for all Navy realignment negotiations in Japan.
    • CDR Owens departed Japan in 2010 and reported to the Joint Staff for temporary duty as the Japan Desk Officer within the J5 department.
    • CDR Owens reported to the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as the Deputy Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation in 2011. In this position, his responsibilities included management of the foreign military sales program, coordination of bilateral engagements and operations, and facilitation of bilateral training opportunities.
    • CDR Owens reported to his current position as the Pacific Fleet Functional Plans Deputy Chief in 2014 where his responsibilities include planning responses for All Hazards events and coordination of multilateral Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief training engagements.
    • CDR Owens completed his Joint Professional Military Education-Level 1 from the Naval War College in 2008 and earned a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Salve Regina University in 2010. In 2008, CDR Owens was designated as a Foreign Area Officer with a regional focus on the Pacific Command AOR. CDR Owens retains proficiency in Japanese, Malay, Indonesian, and Spanish.
    • His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit citations and awards.
2014 International Sea Lines of Communication Academic Conference, R.O.C.