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Commander William McCormack Harkin
Commanding Officer

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A native of Troy, New York, CDR Harkin was commissioned through the US Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.  He holds a Master of Science Degree in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

CDR Harkin’s sea assignments include Main Propulsion Officer (Aft Plant) and Combat Information Center Officer onboard USS DUBUQUE (LPD 8) from 2000-2003, Chief Engineer onboard USS REUEBEN JAMES (FFG 57) from 2004-2005, Executive Officer MCM Crew LEADER onboard USS WARRIOR (MCM 10) from 2006-2007, Commanding Officer PC Crew BRAVO onboard USS TEMPEST (PC 2), USS SIROCCO (PC 6), USS HURRICANE (PC 3) from 2009-2010, and Flag Secretary/N1 for Commander Carrier Strike Group TEN assigned to HARRY S TRUMAN Strike Group from 2012-2014.
CDR Harkin’s shore duty assignment was as Executive Officer and Global Force Management Emergent Requirements Lead at US European Command (J3) from 2010-2012.
CDR Harkin’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Award, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.