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Commander Tellis Fears

Commander Tellis Fears, is a native of Decatur, Georgia.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Savannah State University in 2001, a Master’s Degree in Administration from Webster University and a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth Kansas.

At sea, he served as Main Propulsion and Auxiliaries Division Officer in USS Juneau (LPD 10); Main Propulsion Assistant in USS Philippine Sea (CG 58); Chief Engineer in USS Klakring (FFG 42); Chief Engineer in USS Philippine Sea (CG 58); and Auxiliaries Officer in USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

Ashore, he served as Surface Warfare Program’s Requirements Officer for OPNAV’s Director, Special Programs Division N9SP. . In his follow-on tours Fears served as Joint and National Special Security Events Planner at Joint Task Force, National Capital Region/Military District of Washington; and N8 Branch Chief for Requirements and Resourcing at US Naval Forces, Central Command/ US Fifth Fleet.
His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards); Joint Service Achievement Medal (2 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards); and various campaign and unit awards. Commander Fears is honored to have served on teams that earned the Humanitarian Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendations and the Navy’s Battle “E” ribbon.

Last Updated: 24 October 2023


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