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Commanding Officer

Commander Adam G. Cheatham
Commanding Officer

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Commander Adam Cheatham hails from Hershey, Pennsylvania and grew up in Columbia, Maryland. After graduating from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1997, he attended Officer Candidate School and received his commission in 1998.

His first assignment was aboard USS NASSAU (LHA 4) where he served as Main Propulsion Division Officer. His next tour was aboard USS NORMANDY (CG 60) as the Navigator and Administration Officer.

Commander Cheatham's first shore assignment was as a Training Liaison Officer assigned to Afloat Training Group Atlantic. During this tour, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.

Commander Cheatham's first Department Head tour was forward deployed to US SEVENTH FLEET in USS GARY (FFG 51) as the Operations Officer. His second was aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS 2), where he served as the Blue Crew Operations Officer, and is a Plankowner.

Commander Cheatham's subsequent shore assignments have included OPNAV N81 as the Mine Warfare and Defensive Surface Warfare Section Head, and the Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Study Group as a Junior Fellow.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit and service awards.