Cmdr. Jonathan Puglia received his commission through the U.S. Naval Academy in 2001. His sea duty and operational assignments include explosive ordnance disposal as well as diving and salvage units on both the East and West coasts. He has served on a staff position at Joint Special Operations Command and completed the service chief fellowship program at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture from the Naval Academy, Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.