Hinesville native Lt. Cmdr. James “Al” LeCounte currently serves as an executive officer at Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Guam.
He graduated from Savannah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and then was commissioned as a U.S. Naval officer in June 1997.
LeCounte reported to Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I., with orders to USS Osprey (MHC 51) in Ingleside, Texas, where he served as a first lieutenant.
After earning his surface warfare qualification, LeCounte reported to USS Saipan (LHA 2) in Norfolk, Va., where he served as an auxiliary officer for 18 months.
His next assignment was the Navy Personnel Command, where he served as a graduate-education placement officer and was responsible for officer placement in the Navy’s postgraduate educational programs.
In 2003, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where he earned his Master of Science in information systems technology management.
After a two-year stint at the Naval Postgraduate School, LeCounte reported to Joint Command Information Systems Activity in Korea, where he served as the chief of the Network Operations and Management Division for United States Forces Korea.
Prior to transferring, he obtained Joint Professional Military Education Phase I credit and completed his Certified Information Security Specialist certification.
On Oct. 1, 2007, Le-Counte assumed duties as a C4I Officer for Destroyer Squadron 28 in Norfolk, Va.
LeCounte’s personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Korea Defense Service Medal and various campaign and unit awards.
LeCounte is the son of Almarie S. Green.