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A Florida native, Commander Michelle Korn, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in History.  She also holds a Master of Science in Defense Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School.
At sea, CDR Korn’s tours include Strike Officer, Training Officer, and Weapons Officer in USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) and Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS Kidd (DDG 100).  In addition to being forward deployed for three years, she participated in four Gulf Deployments in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  She also served as the Operations Officer for Commander Task Force – Iraqi Maritime in support of Operation New Dawn, during which time she spent two months assigned to U.S. Forces – Iraq in Baghdad and three months on Al Basra Oil Terminal in the Northern Arabian Gulf.  She is currently serving as Executive Officer, Coastal Riverine Squadron FOUR.
Ashore, her assignments include Cruise Missile Training Officer at Afloat Training Group Pacific, program and budget integration coordinator (N2N6) on the Chief of Naval Operations staff, and Director of Training at Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck. 
CDR Korn is married to fellow Surface Warfare Officer and classmate, LCDR Alexander Korn.  They have a three-year old daughter Abigail and an eight-month old son Michael.  CDR Korn’s parents still reside in Miami, FL and her sister is a Major in the United States Army Signal Corps.
CDR Korn’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit citations and campaign medals.