Commander Patrick R. O'Loughlin
A native of Missouri, Commander O’Loughlin graduated in May 2000 from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received his Commission through the NROTC Program.
After attending Surface Warfare Officers Division Officer Course, Commander O’Loughlin’s initial sea tour was as Damage Control Assistant in USS O’KANE (DDG 77) from December 2000 to December 2002. During his tour, he completed a deployment in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He then served as Fire Control Officer in USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) from March 2003 to August 2004, completing a deployment to Southeast Asia.
As a department head, he served as Operations Officer in USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) from October 2008 to February 2010 and in USS MONTEREY (CG 61) from February 2010 to November 2011, completing the first-ever Ballistic Missile Defense of Europe deployment.
Ashore, Commander O’Loughlin served as the Assistant SWO Community Manager at PERS-41 in Millington, Tennessee from September 2004 to May 2006 and attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, earning his Masters of Business Administration (Financial Management) in December 2007. He served as the lead ASW instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rhode Island from November 2011 to November 2013 before reporting to Undersea Warfighting Development Center, Detachment Norfolk, serving as a Strike Group ASW Trainer and Assessor.
Commander O’Loughlin’s personal awards include six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, and various other unit and personal awards.