CDR Erlina Haun, USN
United States Naval Observatory
Commander Erlina A. Haun is from Virginia Beach, Va., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1996. Upon commissioning, she served as a Surface Warfare Officer and transferred to Naval Oceanography in 2002.
At sea, Commander Haun served as the Electronics Division Officer onboard USS Wasp (LHD-1) in Norfolk, and Navigator onboard USS O’Brien (DD-975) in Yokosuka, Japan. As a part of Mobile Environmental Team Bahrain and Mine Warfare Officer in Commander, Fifth Fleet, she served onboard USS Ponce (LPD-7) to support Mine Warfare Countermeasures Squadron Three during the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eight’s Oceanographer in Norfolk, she deployed as Surface and Future Operations Officer onboard USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Ashore, she was assigned as the Operations Training Department Head at Fleet Training Center,San Diego, and Operations Officer at Navy Meteorology and Oceanography Professional Development Center, Gulfport, Miss. She also served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N97)’s Undersea Warfare Division as a Requirements Officer for Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems (IUSS), and supported the Navigator of the Navy’s (OPNAV N2N6E) Precise Time and Astrometry (PTA) requirements.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in General Science from the Naval Academy; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix; and a Master of Science in Oceanography and Meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
Commander Haun’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit and campaign awards.