Military Relations Manager – Western Region
Simeon's military career started in 1980 by attending Naval Officer Candidate School and being commissioned to the rank of Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was then assigned to the USS Wichita and completed a Western Pacific/Indian Ocean deployment that included Vietnamese refugee rescue operations. He then attended Surface Warfare Officers School and deployed aboard the USS Wichita. His job there included performing Nicaraguan surveillance and KAL007 salvage operations in the Northern Sea of Japan. Simeon then reported to the USS Cochrane in Yokosuka, Japan, deploying to the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Simeon's last shipboard job was aboard the USS Gray.
Simeon was promoted to Captain in October of 2002 and has served as AS (surface), AX (undersea), AW (air) and AP (strike) warfare commanders in several Fleet Tactical Training Group Pacific warfare exercises. Additionally, he was Navy Liaison for the Time Critical Targeting Cell at the Joint Forces Experiment 2000 held at Nellis Air Force Base and has been involved in several other joint, combined and multi-national exercises.
Based in San Diego, Ca., Simeon covers the military bases and career events in the Western part of the U.S.