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Commander Troy R. Denison
Commanding Officer

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A native of Scottsdale, AZ, CDR Denison enlisted in the Navy in July of 1993.  Following his enlisted service, he entered the Virginia Military Institute and was subsequently commissioned in 1999. 
 
His sea assignments include Main Propulsion Division Officer in USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), Training Officer in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56), and Operations Officer in USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) and USS NORMANDY (CG 60).  He has deployed to the Adriatic Sea in support of presence operations, Red Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, the Eastern Mediterranean in support of various Standing NATO Maritime Group One operations, and the Horn of Africa in support of anti-piracy operations.
 
Ashore, he served as Flag Lieutenant to the Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Crisis Action Planner for the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
 
CDR Denison graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics and Business, University of Maryland University College with a Master of Science degree in Information Technology, and the Naval War College where he earned a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.  Additionally, during his time at the War College, he studied at the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School.
 
After serving 18 months as the Executive Officer, he took command of TRUXTUN in January 2017.