Lt. Cmdr. Grant Greenwell relieved Lt. Cmdr. Cameron Ingram as commanding officer of USS Zephyr (PC 8) during a change of command ceremony on board the ship on Aug. 24, 2017. Guest speaker for the event was Commodore Dale Maxey, Naval Surface Squadron 14.
Ingram is a 2004 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Points, N.Y. His division officer tours included USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Hopper (DDG 70). His department head tours included USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Monterey (CG 61). During his sea time, he conducted multiple deployments including two to NAVCENT in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and a Sixth Fleet deployment in support of Standing NATO Forces Mediterranean.
Ashore, he served on the N3 staff at Pacific Fleet Command as a Crisis Action Team planner and Emergency Action Message processor within the Maritime Operations Center. His time there included support to Joint Exercise Terminal Fury and the execution of Operation Burnt Frost.
He is a 2011 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School and the recipient of the Rear Adm. Donald Eaton Logistics Award for academics. He has completed JPME Phase 1 with distinction.
Greenwell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, majoring in Political Science (International Relations). He is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer and Officer-in-Charge, Small Craft (Afloat).
Greenwell's afloat assignments include USS Cape St. George (CG 71), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and CDS 50/CTF 55.
Greenwell's shore assignments include Commander, Military Sealift Command and Surface Warfare Officers School.