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Jack James Jensen

November 23, 1940 ~ September 10, 2018 (age 77)

Jack J. Jensen, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired) of Monterey, CA, died Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He was born in 1940 in Bloomington, IL to Clarence and Caroline Jensen and was raised in Milwaukee, WI. 
Jack graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Meteorology and was commissioned in the Navy from the NROTC program in June, 1962. He served on the USS Paul Revere; as an NROTC instructor; as a meteorologist at Yokosuka, Japan, and aboard the USS Saratoga; and as the oceanography community assignment officer. He was the community's first officer assigned to the Royal Navy UK, and first oceanographer assigned to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He served in Keflavik, Iceland, and as Commanding Officer of the Naval Oceanography Command Center in Rota, Spain.
Captain Jensen established and managed the Navy's Environmental Systems Program Office in the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in 1985. He was most proud of the (TESS(3)) program that set standards in the rapid acquisition of affordable, rugged, and high-powered computer technology for fleet use. 
Captain Jensen retired from the United States Navy in 1992, after serving as the Commanding Officer of Fleet Numerical Meteorology Oceanography Center (FNMOC), Monterey, CA. Following retirement, Jack supported the Naval Postgraduate School as a defense contractor. 
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Valerie (Eilers); daughter, Kristen; son Andrew (Alicia); grandchildren, Samantha and Aaron; and his sister, Lois, of Madison, WI. 
Captain Jensen will be interred at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery with a small family ceremony. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Jack's name to your favorite veterans' charity.
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