Commanding Officer (May 29, 2015 - Present)
LCDR Emily Y. Royse
Commanding Officer

LCDR Emily Royse is a native of South Pasadena, California. She enlisted in the Navy as an Electronics Technician and was selected for the Seaman to Admiral Program in 2000. She graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and was commissioned as an Ensign in 2003.

Prior to commissioning, LCDR Royse completed enlisted tours of duty at Naval Air Station New Orleans, Naval Air Station Norfolk, Naval Security Group Activity Northwest, and on USS LABOON (DDG-58).

LCDR Royse’s assignments at sea include Electrical Officer on USS MAHAN (DDG-72); Combat Information Center Officer and Assistant Operations Officer on USS OAK HILL (LSD 51), Combat Systems Officer on USS SAN ANTONIO (LPD-17), and the Current Operations Officer (N3) on the staff of Commander, Ambibious Squadron ELEVEN. She reported to USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) as the Executive Officer in March 2014 and assumed command in May 2015.

Ashore, she served on the staff of Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR). As an Operational Test Director, she planned and executed testing of the Ship Self Defense System on CVN-76, LHD-7, and LPD-17 class of ships.

LCDR Royse’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards.
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