Captain Glenn Kuffel

Captain Glenn Kuffel enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1981 and served five years as a Hospital Corpsman. He received his commission through the NROTC program after graduating with honors from The George Washington University in May 1989. He is a 2000 graduate of the Naval War College.

At sea he served as Damage Control Assistant, First Lieutenant, and Navigator in USS JOHN RODGERS (DD 983); commissioning Fire Control Officer in USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73); Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS STOUT (DDG 55); Commanding Officer, USS AVENGER (MCM 1); and Commanding Officer, USS CARNEY (DDG 64).

Both his commands were recognized with the Battle Efficiency award and the Golden Anchor award. Additionally, CARNEY was recognized with the Marjorie Sterrett Battleship award and the Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic Self-Sufficient Ship of the Year award.

Ashore he served as Flag Secretary, Commander, Mine Warfare Command, the Surface Warfare Commander/Lieutenant Commander Detailer, Navy Personnel Command, and Fourth Battalion Officer, United States Naval Academy where he also served as a military instructor for the course “Ethics for the Naval Leader” and as the Officer in Charge, Plebe Summer 2010. He completed his joint tour in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy. He recently served as the Deputy Commodore at Destroyer Squadron Fourteen.

He is currently serving as the Commodore of Destroyer Squadron Fourteen.