Captain Casey Plew
Director NavalX, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) [ASN RDA]
U.S. Department of the Navy
Captain Casey Plew from Weaverville, CA, is a 1997 graduate of Oregon State University, where he earning a Bachelor of Science degree in History prior to his commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. In October 2009, he completed his Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College while also a Gravely (formerly Halsey IIIC) “Warrior-Scholar” studying Ballistic Missile Defense plans and operations. In 2016, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Naval Post Graduate School.
Captain Plew served in USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9), San Diego, CA, first as the Auxiliaries Officer prior to fleeting-up to assume duties as the Main Propulsion Assistant. He next reported to USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) in Yokosuka, Japan, as Navigator and Assistant Operations Officer. His initial shore tour was at Naval Special Warfare Unit Ten, Rota, Spain assigned as the Surface Operations Officer responsible for the safe deployment of the Mark V (5) Special Operations Craft and the Special Operations 11-meters Rigid Inflatable Boats.
Captain Plew reported for his third sea tour as the Weapons Officer in USS DECATUR (DDG 73) prior to fleeting-up and assumed the duties as the Combat Systems Officer. His tour culminated in the completion of Flight Test Missile Twelve (FTM-12) in which USS DECATUR became the first Destroyer to successfully search, track, and engage a ballistic target with the Standard Missile Three (SM-3).