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Commander Gary Chase
Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer's Biography

Commander Chase graduated from Maine Maritime Academy with a B.S. in Marine Engineering and was commissioned in 1997. He has completed division officer sea duty tours in USS O’BANNON (DD 987) and USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). His department head tours included assignments as the Operations Officer in USS MITSCHER (DDG 57) from October 2004 to April 2006 and as the Reactor Electrical Assistant in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) from June 2006 to June 2008. CDR Chase completed a tour in Carrier Strike Group Seven, embarked on USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) as Assistant Surface Operations Officer from July 2008 to August 2010.

He recently completed his Executive Officer tour in USS LABOON from January 2014 to July 2015 and assumed command on 27 July 2015.

Commander Chase has completed two shore duty tours. First he was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School; where he earned a M.A. in National Security Affairs in December 2003. Second, he was a Junior Board Member at the Atlantic Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examination Board from January 2011 to April 2013.

Commander Chase’s personal awards include five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and one Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.