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Commander Elaine G. Luria
Commanding Officer
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CDR Elaine G. Luria is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Physics and History and a minor in French.

Upon commissioning she served in the forward deployed destroyer, USS O’BRIEN (DD 975), based in Yokosuka, Japan as Strike Officer and First Lieutenant. After completing Nuclear Power Training, she served on board the aircraft carrier USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) as Reactor Controls Division Officer.

Following her Division Officer tours she was again stationed overseas as the Flag Aide to Commander, U.S. SEVENTH FLEET. In this capacity she oversaw the Commander’s extensive travel schedule and coordinated international engagement opportunities including social functions, staff talks, and activities surrounding port visits of the Flagship, USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) in numerous countries including India, Russia, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and Korea.

As a Department Head she served as Operations Officer in USS MASON (DDG 87) and Reactor Training Assistant in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) --both Battle “E” winning ships. During her five assignments at sea she has deployed to the Arabian Gulf five times and participated in various exercises and operations in both the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Western Paci c Areas of Operation.

Ashore she severed at Commander, Naval Air Forces, Atlantic Fleet as a Maintenance Coordinator (Port Engineer) where she oversaw the maintenance and upkeep of USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69). She received her Joint Qualification while assigned to U.S. Joint Forces Command in the Intelligence Directorate (J2).

She served at sea as the Executive Officer in USS ANZIO (CG 68) before reporting to Assault Craft Unit TWO as Executive Officer in July 2014. She assumed command of Assault Craft Unit TWO on 4 March 2016.