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Commanding Officer

Commander Daniel E. Broadhurst
Commanding Officer

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CDR Broadhurst is a native of Suffield, Connecticut. He received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at the University of Florida in Gainesville in December 1998.  He graduated from the Surface Warfare Officer School Division Officer Course before reporting to his first sea duty assignment. 

CDR Broadhurst served as Communications Officer in USS KLAKRING (FFG 42) in Norfolk, Virginia and Mayport, FL.  He deployed in support of bilateral and combined operations in South America for UNITAS 41-00.  His next assignment was as Main Propulsion Assistant in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69).  He participated in Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as an Air Warfare Coordinator in the JOHN F KENNEDY Strike Group. 
 
Following his division officer tours, he was selected for the Navy Washington DC Intern Program where he served at OPNAV Strategy and Concepts (N513), The Joint Staff J-5 Strategic Concepts, and Political-Military Affairs Bureau at the Department of State.
 
In his first department head tour, CDR Broadhurst served as Chief Engineer in USS COLE (DDG 67) for her first deployment to the 5th Fleet since October 2000.  COLE participated in the Lebanon Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) as part of the IWO JIMA Expeditionary Strike Group.
 
In 2007, CDR Broadhurst reported to San Diego for his second department head tour as the Warfare Readiness Officer in COMDESRON 23, responsible for combat systems, weapons, and training; and deployed with NIMITZ Strike Group to 7th Fleet.
 
He was assigned ashore to OPNAV Programming Division (N80) as a Ship Program Analyst from August 2009 to August 2011.  He then served in The Joint Staff J-8 as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Resources and Acquisition, and as a Defense Resource Manager in Program and Budget Analysis Division (PBAD) until October 2014.
 
CDR Broadhurst served as Executive Officer in USS STOUT (DDG 55) from September 2015 to January 2016.
 
CDR Broadhurst holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from The George Washington University.  His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.