Captain Paul E. Flood
Captain Paul E. Flood, USN, is Commander Destroyer Squadron 14. His most recent tour was as the Program Manager for the Biological Threat Reduction Program, in the Cooperative Threat Reduction Directorate of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He has served as a United States Navy Surface Warfare Officer since his commissioning in February 1986.
Captain Flood commanded USS RODNEY M DAVIS (FFG 60) from March 2004 through November 2005, leading the ship during her operational deployments to Souteast Asia for Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT 05), and Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT 05). Captain Flood served as Task Group Sea Combat Commander and Task Group Screen Commander for the five ship deployment group, and led ships from five Southeast Asian navies.
He was the first Commanding Officer of USS SHAMAL (PC 13) taking her from fleet introduction through her first operational deployment to Southern Command.
Captain Flood was Executive Officer on USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61), overseeing the training and preparations for RIMPAC and an Arabian Gulf deployment. His other sea tours include Engineer Officer on USS SAMUEL B ROBERTS (FFG 58), and Main Propulsion Assistant on USS JOHN KING (DDG 3).
Captain Flood's shore tours include Financial Branch Head for the Surface Warfare Directorate, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N86); Finance Officer of the Surface Warfare Enterprise; Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Program Appraisal, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV OPA). Additionally, he has served in the Programming Division of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV N80), and as Type Desk Officer on the staff of the Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic.
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).
Captain Flood graduated from Davidson College in 1982 with a B.A. in literature; he has earned a Masters Degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.