Naval Science Instructor

Naval Science InstructorSCPO Beck

Senior Chief Petty Officer Justin R. Beck, USN (Ret)


A native of Aberdeen, WA, Senior Chief Beck enlisted in the Navy October 15th, 1991. He attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, Illinois, followed by SONAR Technician Surface "A" School. After Graduating STG"A" School as Honor Man, he attended ITASS "C" School and AN/SQQ-89 Operations School in San Diego, California.

In 1994, upon completion of his initial entry into the STG pipeline, he received orders to the USS FIFE (DD 991), home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. During his first sea tour, he was advanced to Second Class Petty Officer and made some lifelong friends.


In 1996, Senior Chief Beck received orders to Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Whidbey Island, Washington.  While at NOPF, the STG and OT rates merged.  He was one of the first “Fleet” STG’s to arrive and spent most of his tour in the training department helping OT’s prepare for the STG rating exam.  During this tour he earned the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) Breast Insignia and was advanced to First Class Petty Officer.


In 2000, he transferred to his next tour of duty at Commander Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) Okinawa Detachment.  While in Okinawa he attained his SCUBA certification and enjoyed some quality family time; this was a great tour for the whole Beck family. 


In 2004, he transferred to the USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), home ported in San Diego, California, where he completed two Pacific Rim deployments.  He quickly earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, was selected for Chief Petty Officer and served as Combat Acoustics Division LCPO.


In 2008, after a highly successful tour onboard USS JOHN PAUL JONES, Senior Chief Beck was selected to serve as the STG Rating Detailer at Naval Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee.  Shortly after arriving at NPC, he was selected for Senior Chief Petty Officer.  While serving as the STG Detailer, he provided career guidance for over 2,800 Sonar Technicians and their families and helped shape the future of the STG rating.


In 2011, Senior Chief Beck transferred to Littoral Combat Ship Anti-Submarine Warfare Detachment in San Diego, California to serve as the Senior Enlisted Leader.  While there, he attended the U.S. Air Force Senior Non-commissioned Officer Academy at Maxwell AFB in Alabama.  He commissioned the USS FORT WORTH (LCS 3) and sailed her through the Panama Canal to San Diego, California.  In 2014 while on USS FREEDOM (LCS 1) he led the highly successful first ever installation and at-sea test of the ASW Mission Package onboard a Littoral Combat Ship. In 2015, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.    


His military decorations include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and various other campaign and service medals.