Lt. Cmdr. Elaine Jensen is a surface warfare officer and has served on both amphibious and destroyer platforms including USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS Farragut (DDG 99). Her shore tours include U.S. Naval War College, Surface Warfare Officer's School and Navy Region Northwest. She is originally from Coarsegold, California.