Lieutenant Steven Vitug graduated from the California State University Long Beach and commissioned through Officer Candidate School in March of 2015.
After commissioning, he reported to USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) where he met the ship on deployment in the U.S. 5thFleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group. During his first division officer tour he also deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations, supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region with the USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) as part of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group. He served as the First Lieutenant and Main Propulsion Officer. Following Advanced Division Officer Course, LT Vitug reported to USS ARDENT (MCM 12) as the First Lieutenant and Weapons Officer. Onboard ARDENT, he qualified as an Engineering Officer of the Watch and completed a Commander Third Fleet Homeland Defense Patrol.
LT Vitug was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Achievement medal.