Roseville native to be awarded by Naval Submarine League
Outstanding Achievement Award
Alexandria, Virginia – Naval Submarine League It was announced today that Lt. Curtis R. Olsen, III of the U.S. Navy at Roseville will receive the 2022 Rear Admiral Frederick B Warder Award for Outstanding Achievement. The annual award is given to the individual whose contribution has positively impacted the submarine force’s reputation, readiness, or future well-being.
Lieutenant Olsen worked as a model submarine officer on board the submarine USS New Mexico Who not only achieves excellence for himself, but instills a passion for excellence in the officers and sailors around him.
While serving as a Special Operations Forces (SOF) officer, Lieutenant Olsen orchestrated the first ever rehearsal on the submarine and Special Operations Forces. His efforts have greatly developed and refined the tactics, techniques, and procedures vital to naval private warfare and Virginia’s Lockout Trunk operations in long-range and undemanding environments.
“An expert teacher and educator, he has excelled and demonstrated a particular interest in the development and improvement of his peers, and exemplifies the idea of ’Training Help You Comfort.’ Lieutenant Olsen’s dedication to the professionalism and excellence of submariners and his dedication to training the next generation of seafarers greatly deserves the recognition bestowed by this distinguished award.” .
Carlos Otero, Commanding Officer
Admiral Frederick B. order
The award is named after Admiral Frederick B. order, a World War II veteran who was responsible for training young wartime submarine officers as a commanding officer for the Navy’s Submarine School. Warder also served as the submarine commander of the US Atlantic Fleet. Throughout his career, he has been praised for being brave and innovative, living up to his nickname “Fearless Freddie”.
Lieutenant Olsen will be awarded this award on November 2, 2022 at Association of Naval Submarine and Industry Modernization Annual Symposium in Arlington, Virginia.
Roseville Citizen, Graduated 2018
LT Curtis Olsen was born and raised in Roseville, California and graduated in 2018 from the US Naval Academy with a degree in Information Technology.
LT Olsen has just completed his 32-month divisional officer tour of USS New Mexico reporting on March 23, 2020. During his tour he completed two full deployment preparation cycles and a full deployment in the EUCOM AOR region of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean. While deployed in the Mediterranean, he was instrumental in the success of the first-ever SUB-SOF offshore exercise in Souda Bay, Greece as a Special Operations Forces officer. This exercise developed and refined the tactics, techniques, and procedures vital to naval private warfare and Virginia-class submarine trunk locking operations in remote and intolerant environments, and was featured in numerous Navy press releases.
During the second round of preparation for deployment in New Mexico, he was assigned the Operations Officer for the Combat Readiness Exam, a vital role normally reserved for second-round officers after an unplanned loss of a division chief. LT Olsen contributed significantly to and organized the successful implementation of several naval operations to include subsea electromagnetic testing, a demonstration at sea on behalf of Naval Reactors and COMSUBFOR in support of the AUKUS Tripartite Agreements, as well as combat and operational readiness testing.
LT Olsen is an expert instructor and educator, who is dedicated to developing the next generation of seafarers and their peers. He will continue this endeavor in his ashore assignment as a duty engineer on the 711 mooring training ship. LT Olsen is licensed to wear the Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various campaign and service medals.
Naval Submarine League
Founded in 1982, the Naval Submarine Association (NSL) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting awareness of the importance of submarines to the national security of the United States. NSL membership is open to all US citizens.