USS Avenger
Decommissioned September 30, 2014
Executive Officer  (September 2010 - October 2011)  
LCDR Sullivan
Executive Officer (September 2010 - October 2011)

LCDR Sullivan is a native of New York, NY and raised in Greenwich,  Connecticut. He attended the University of New Hampshire and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science graduating in 1998. After working in the public sector for a law firm he was accepted into Officer Candidate School and received his commission in 2000.
His first tour of duty was aboard USS O’KANE (DDG-77),  where he served as Gunnery Officer, and Auxiliaries Officer.  LCDR Sullivan completed his second division officer tour in O’KANE serving as Fire Control Officer. During these tours LCDR Sullivan completed two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In March 2004, LCDR Sullivan reported to the Naval Postgraduate School completing a Masters Degree in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation (MOVES) and his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I). He was awarded the Surface Navy Association Award for outstanding research in Surface Warfare.

In July 2007, LCDR Sullivan reported to Pre-Commissioning Unit TRUXTUN (DDG-103) as the Operations Officer. 

LCDR Sullivan was selected for Early Command in 2009 and reported aboard Forward Deployed USS AVENGER (MCM 1) in Sasebo, Japan as Executive Officer September 2010. He will relieve LCDR Patrick German as Commanding Officer of USS AVENGER (MCM 1) in 2012.

LCDR Sullivan’s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service awards.


The mine countermeasures ship USS Avenger (MCM 1) returns to Sasebo participating in Exercise Foal Eagle 2011.
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado mixes fuel oil before taking a dilution test aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1)
Engineman Fireman Jeremy Coronado wraps marline around a pipe to reinforce an existing patch during a damage control drill
Mineman Seaman Jose Arregui mans the lee helm during a seamanship training evolution
Mineman 2nd Class Dana Baynard explains daily bridge operations aboard USS Avenger to a tour group of Royal Malaysian navy
The mine neutralization vehicle aboard USS Avenger (MCM 1) is lowered into the water during a mine countermeasures evolution
USS Avenger (MCM 1)
USS Avenger Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
Mineman 3rd Class Joshua Sinsheimer, a search and rescue diver aboard USS Avenger, swims to a dummy used for man overboard drill
Mineman 3rd Class Matt Miller shows a boy a map of the Kota Kinabalu area in Malaysia
DC1 Hernandez explains U.S.  Navy methods for fighting shipboard fires to Malaysian naval officers

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