Commander Patrick R. Murphy Executive Officer
Commander Murphy is a native of Lexington, Massachusetts and graduated from The Citadel in 1999 with a BA in History. He reported to USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) as Executive Officer in March 2016.
His afloat tours were in USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973) as Strike Officer, Weapons Officer and Navigator, USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) as Engineer Officer, USS PRINCETON (CG 59) as Engineer Officer, and MCM Crew DOMINANT as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer embarked in USS CHAMPION (MCM 4), USS SCOUT (MCM 8), and USS DEVASTATOR (MCM 6). Throughout these tours he deployed five times to the Arabian Gulf, conducted a Counter-Narcotics deployment and served in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces out of Yokosuka, Japan.
His time ashore included a tour as Navigation and Seamanship Instructor, NROTC Unit Virginia Military Institute, and as an Olmsted Scholar in Munich, Germany.
CDR Murphy’s most recent tour was with Navy Personnel Command (PERS-41), serving as Branch Head, Surface Warfare Officer Placement. His primary duty was managing Officer manning for all ships and afloat staffs throughout the fleet in addition to Surface Warfare-centric shore commands.
CDR Murphy’s decorations and awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit and campaign decorations.