Cmdr. Applebee joined the Naval War College in 2016. Sea assignments include USS Mount Hood (AE 29) as the CICO and COMMO; USS Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG 13) as the MPA; USS Simpson (FFG 56) as the Engineer Officer; USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as the Engineer Officer. Executive Officer aboard USS Underwood (FFG 36). Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of USS Farragut (DDG 99). Shore tours include serving as a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor at the University of Kansas and as a student at the Army's Command and General Staff College. Completed a joint tour at U.S. Strategic Command as a Deputy Battle Watch Commander and the Current Operations Branch Chief.