Navy releases suspected killer’s service record

The service record and military biographical data for Christopher Jordan Dorner, 33, was released this afternoon by a U.S. Navy spokesman in Washington, D.C.

The former Naval reservist and Los Angeles Police Department officer is the subject of a Southern California-wide manhunt after he allegedly killed three people this week including a Riverside police officer this morning.

Dorner, who was honorably discharged, was officially released from service as a Naval reservist last Friday, but the spokesman said Dorner served as part of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) from 2010-2013.The IRR is a form of standby service where personnel typically do not drill or train and participate in little to no military activity. IRR service members retain their rank and job specialties, some base privileges and military benefits, but are not paid unless they perform certain duties if they are activated or volunteer for active duty.

Not listed on the released biographical data are any military schools that Dorner may have attended. In the suspect’s manifesto published online by KTLA 5 he writes, “I will utilize every tool within INT collections that I learned from NMITC in Dam Neck.”

NMITC is the acronym for the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Center located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. According to the NMITC website, “The mission of the Center for Information Dominance, is to deliver full spectrum Cyber Information Warfare, and Intelligence Training to achieve decision superiority.” It was founded in 1986 at Naval Air Station Oceana at the Dam Neck Annex about 5 miles south of Virginia Beach.


Name: Christopher Jordan Dorner

Age: 33

Home of Record: La Palma, CA

Date Commissioned: 3 July 2002

Loss Date: 1 Feb 2013

Rank/Date of Rank: Navy Lieutenant (O-3) 1 August 2006

In the Navy, a Lieutenant (O-3) is equivalent rank to a Captain in Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army.

Service Dates/Assignments: Arrived – Detached

  • Various Reserve Units: 1 Dec 2009 – 21 Jan 2010
  • Navy Reserve NAS Fallon, NV: 7 Mar 2009 – 30 Nov 2009
  • *30 May 2007 – 6 Mar 2009: Gap of time where Dorner’s military assignment is undisclosed in information released by U.S. Navy
  • Navy Mobilization Processing Site (NMPS) San Diego, CA: 23 Apr 2007 – 29 May 2007
  • Coastal Riverine Group Two Det Bahrain: 3 Nov 2006 – 23 Apr 2007
  • Coastal Riverine Group One, San Diego, CA: 10 Jul 2006 – 31 Oct 2006
  • Navy Mobilization Processing Site (NMPS) San Diego, CA: 6 Jul 2006 – 10 Jul 2006
  • *29 Feb 2006 – 5 July 2006: Gap of time where Dorner’s military assignment is undisclosed in information released by U.S. Navy
  • Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit: 23 Jun 2004 – 28 Feb 2006
  • Navy Personnel Command: 16 Jun 2004 – 22 Jun 2004
  • Various Aviation Training Units: 4 Jul 2002 – 15 Jun 2004

Awards and Decorations

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Medal
  • Navy Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ “M” Device
  • Rifle Marksman Ribbon
  • Pistol Expert Medal