USS ARLINGTON (LPD 24)


Lieutenant Commander Emily Bassett
Executive Officer

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A native of Edmonds, Washington, Lieutenant Commander Emily Bassett graduated from Boston University’s Naval ROTC program in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilizations.

Afloat, Lieutenant Commander Bassett completed her first division officer tour aboard the Amphibious Landing Dock ship USS RUSHMORE (LSD-47) as the Combat Information Center Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. After Nuclear Power training, she completed her second division officer tour aboard the aircraft carrier USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) as the Reactor Laboratories Division Officer. She completed two Department Head equivalent tours, first as Operations Officer in USS INGRAHAM (FFG-61) and then as Reactor Electrical Assistant in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72). During her sea tours she made four deployments, to include WESTPAC, CARAT, Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH and IRAQI FREEDOM.

Ashore, Lieutenant Commander Bassett was selected for an Olmsted Scholarship and earned a Master’s degree taught in Spanish from the University of Cadiz, Spain. She served as COMNAVAIRLANT’s Force Reactor Training Assistant, and has a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. She has completed the Air Command and Staff College program for Joint Professional Military Education Phase I.