Destroyer Squadron 40


 
 

Captain Sam Hancock, Commodore,

Destroyer Squadron FOUR ZERO

 

 Captain Sam Hancock

Commodore, Destroyer Squadron FOUR ZERO

 

Captain Hancock, originally from Pensacola, Florida, is a graduate of Auburn University and was commissioned in 1990 via the NROTC program.

 In his sea duty assignments, Captain Hancock has seen world-wide deployments to every U.S. Fleet area of responsibility.  These assignments include Division Officer tours on USS HAROLD E. HOLT (FF 1074), USS WORDEN (CG 18), and as Plankowner of USS MITSCHER (DDG 57).  His Department Head tours were on USS BOONE (FFG 28) and Destroyer Squadron Twenty Four (COMDESRON 24).  He served as Executive Officer of USS CARNEY (DDG 64) and Commanded USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53).

 His shore assignments include Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Action Officer for the Director of Surface Warfare OPNAV (N76), Surface Warfare liaison for Task Force Total Force developing the Navy Human Capital Strategy, Executive Assistant for the Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs, and most recently as Chief of Staff for the Aegis BMD Program Office in the Missile Defense Agency. 

 Captain Hancock earned a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from  The Naval Posgrauate School and a Master of Since Degree in National Security Strategy from National War College. His Personal awards include The Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign, service, and unit awards.