USS George Washington
Commanding Officer

USS George Washington
Executive Officer

USS George Washington
Command Master Chief

GW Commanding Officer


CAPT Greg “Fence” Fenton was raised in Grand Ledge, Michigan.   He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, and a graduate of the United States Naval Postgraduate School with a M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering.  CAPT Fenton also graduated from the United States Naval Test Pilot School, the Air Force Air War College, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.  

Shore assignments for CAPT Fenton include Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six, serving as a flight instructor.  CAPT Fenton served as Carrier Suitability Department Head with the Naval Strike Aircraft Test Squadron, and during his second tour at Strike, CAPT Fenton led the Ordnance Department, conducting stores separation testing on all FA-18 models, and executing the Navy’s flight tests of Lockheed-Martin’s X-35C Joint Strike Fighter concept aircraft. 

Operational assignments for CAPT Fenton include a junior officer tour with Strike Fighter Squadron One Three Seven, a Department Head tour with Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Five, and Executive Officer and Commanding Officer tours with Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven.  CAPT Fenton served as Executive Officer of USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), and commanded USS DENVER (LPD-9).  His most recent assignment was Chief of Staff for Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.

CAPT Fenton is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal (with Combat Distinguishing Device and First Strike Flight Devices), the Air Force Aerial Achievement Award, and several other personal and service awards.  He was the 1999 Michael J. Hoff Attack Aviator of the Year, and he earned honors as the Vice Admiral Behrens award winner at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.  He earned Battle Effectiveness Awards while commanding Strike Fighter Squadron EIGHT SEVEN and USS DENVER.