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Commander Frank J. Azzarello
Executive Officer

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Lieutenant Commander Azzarello enlisted in the Navy in February 1993 and was commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program.  While in the Enlisted Commissioning Program, he attended Old Dominion University and graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

At sea he served as the Repair Officer, Machinery Division Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant and Navigator in USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44), Chief Engineer in USS McFAUL (DDG 74), and as the Commanding Officer of Patrol Coastal Crew KILO embarked, in USS FIREBOLT (PC 10) and USS SHAMAL (PC 13).
 
Ashore he served as an Engineering Assessor for Afloat Training Group, Atlantic and is currently assigned as the Gas Turbine Engineering Division Head at Surface Warfare Officer School.
 
As an Enlisted Sailor, LCDR Azzarello completed Recruit Training and Airman Apprenticeship Training in April 1993 and shortly after he reported aboard the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).  In February 1995, he attended AS A1 School in NATTC Millington and subsequently reported to NAS NORFOLK AIMD.  Following shore duty LCDR Azzarello, reported aboard the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) until his acceptance in to the Enlisted Commissioning Program in June 1999.
 
LCDR Azzarello’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards).