Commander Craig Clutts is a native of Greenwood, Indiana. Cmdr. Clutts graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission as an Ensign in the Surface Warfare Community. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Construction Engineering and Management from Purdue University.
Cmdr. Clutts initially served as Weapons Officer onboard the USS Germantown (LSD 42), forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan. While serving as Auxiliary Engineering Officer onboard USS Boone (FFG 28), homeported in Mayport, Fla., Cmdr. Clutts was selected for lateral transfer into the Civil Engineer Corps in 2003.
Cmdr. Clutts’ operational Seabee tours include: air detachment officer-in-charge, detail officer-in-charge Al Taqaddum, Iraq and assistant operations officer for field exercise planning; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74; and executive officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 in Afghanistan.
Cmdr. Clutts’ shore assignments include production officer, Naval Support Activity Mid-south, Millington, Tenn.; assistant and fleet up to resident officer-in-charge of construction Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport, Miss., as part of Officer-in-Charge of Construction (OICC) Katrina; Naval Air Station Public Works Officer in Corpus Christi, Texas.; assistant operations officer and integrated product team leader (Blue), Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington, DC; and facilities sustainment restoration and modernization branch head, Commander Navy Installations Command, Washington, DC.
After completing four years of service in Washington, DC, Cmdr. Clutts assumed duties as executive officer, Amphibious Construction Battalion ONE, Naval Ambhibous Base, Coronado, Calif., on June 20, 2018.
In June 2020, Cmdr. Clutts assume duties as the Executive Officer for NAVFAC EXWC, located onborad Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California.
Cmdr. Clutts is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Tennessee, a Certified Energy Manager, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, a qualified Seabee Combat Warfare Officer, a qualified Surface Warfare Officer, and a Fellow within the Society of American Military Engineers. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards). He was recognized as the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Military Engineer of the Year 2012, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington Military Engineer of the Year 2016, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Military Engineer of the Year 2016, and a National Society of Professional Engineers Federal Engineer of the Year 2016