|CDR Nathan Fugate
A native of Wilmington, Ohio, CDR Nathan Fugate graduated from The Ohio State University in 1997 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1999.
CDR Fugate’s previous assignments at sea include: USS TORTUGA (LSD 46) Auxiliaries Officer and Main Propulsion Division Officer, USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5) Operations Officer, USS CHAFEE (DDG 90) Operations Officer, and USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) Operations Officer. Following his Department Head tours, CDR Fugate attended United States Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where he completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase One and earned a Master of Arts in International Relations from Webster University. He returned to sea duty as the Flag Secretary to Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO and most recently served as Executive Officer of USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19).
His personal decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards.