CAPT ERICH W. DIEHL
Commander Coastal Riverine Group Two
CAPT Diehl is a native of Springfield, Virginia. He was commissioned in 1988 from the NROTC program at Virginia Military Institute.
His sea duty and operational assignments include: USS CHARLES F. ADAMS (DDG 2), where he served as Damage Control Assistant; USS DALE (CG 19) where he served as First Lieutenant and Navigator; Operations Officer in USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) and USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71); Executive Officer in USS MCFAUL (DDG 74); and Chief Staff Officer DESTROYER SQUADRON TWO EIGHT (CDS 28).
CAPT Diehl commanded MOBILE SECURITY SQUADRON SEVEN home ported in Guam. While in command, his units received commendations for assigned missions during Operations Unified Assistance, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom in both Pacific and Central Command. His most recent assignment is Commander, Coastal Riverine Group Two.
His shore assignments include: U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) assigned to Strategy and Joint Requirements Directorate (J8), Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) assigned to Fleet Requirements (N8) as SEA SHIELD and SEA SHAPING requirements officer, and Director of Fleet Operation for Commander, U.S. SECOND FLEET.
Diehl is a 1994 graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School where he received a Masters degree in Manpower and Personnel Analysis. He received Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I) from Air Command and Staff College, and JPME II from Joint Forces Staff College.
His awards include the Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign and service awards.