USS FORREST SHERMAN


Commander Todd Zenner
Executive Officer

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Commander Todd Zenner was raised in Cotulla, Texas. He is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas.

In 1999, CDR Zenner reported to his first division officer assignment aboard USS SPRUANCE (DD-963) as the Fire Control Officer. After completing nuclear power training, he reported to USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) in 2002, completing an Eastern Mediterranean deployment in support of air strikes for Operation Iraqi Freedom and serving in Reactor Controls and Reactor Training division officer assignments.

CDR Zenner reported to his first department head tour on USS NICHOLAS (FFG-47) in 2005 as Combat Systems Officer, deploying to the Persian Gulf. He then reported as the Reactor Controls Assistant aboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in 2006. During his tour, USS ENTERPRISE deployed to the FIFTH Fleet and was awarded the Battle E and the Battenberg Cup.

CDR Zenner’s shore duty assignments include Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager at the Navy Personnel Command as well as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs Asia at the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) of the Joint Staff.

CDR Zenner’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and multiple awards of the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.