Commander Darren T. Dugan
Commanding Officer

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CDR Darren T. Dugan enlisted in the Navy in October 1991, and during his enlisted Navy nuclear training, he was selected to attend the University of Colorado NROTC Unit where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and earned his commission in 1997.

His initial sea tour was in USS COLE (DDG 67), where he served as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer. His second division officer tour was as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). Following shore duty, he completed his first department head tour as Operations Officer in USS PORTER (DDG 78). He then served as Reactor Electrical Assistant in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). His most recent sea tour was in USS MONTEREY (CG 61) as Executive Officer.

CDR Dugan's shore tours include the Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit in Ballston Spa, NY, where, in addition to his duties, he earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. He then served as Flag Aide to Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command and then served as Deputy Operations Officer at Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet.

CDR Dugan’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, unit commendations, campaign medals and service ribbons.