Commander Coy Adams
Commanding Officer

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Commander Adams enlisted in the Navy in July 1979 and achieved the rank of Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer prior to receiving his commission from the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program in 1996. He graduated from Rogers Williams University with a degree in Industrial Technology of Electronics and attended the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA; completing the requirements for the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and receiving a Master’s of Science degree in Information Systems and Operations.

Commander Adams re-designated as a Surface Warfare Officer in 2001. His Division Officer assignments consisted of Destroyer Squadron EIGHTEEN as Combat Systems Material Officer and USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) as Electronics Material Officer (EMO). His at sea Department Head assignments consisted of Combat Systems Officer in USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) and Executive Officer of MHC Crew Prestige, embarked onboard USS HERON (MHC 52), which included a deployed crew swap with USS RAVEN (MHC 61) and USS FALCON (MHC 59). Commander Adams’ Executive Officer afloat assignment was onboard USS STERETT (DDG 104) from January 2010 to July 2011.

Commander Adams’ shore tours have included Naval War College (NWC) as Automated Data Processing (ADP) Maintenance Officer and Communications Officer; Surface Warfare Officers School as the Deputy Director and Academic Director for Fleet Training Directorate and Executive Officer for the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit, Dam Neck.

Commander Adams has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (six awards), in addition to various campaign and unit awards.