Executive Officer
LCDR Michael J. Gotthold
Executive Officer

Lieutenant Commander Gotthold is a native of Washington State and was commissioned into the United States Navy in October of 2000 via Officer Candidate School, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the Naval Reserve on 26 January 2001.

His first fleet assignment was aboard USS MITCHER (DDG 57) homeported at Naval Station Norfolk where he served as Auxiliaries Officer, Communications Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. His next assignment was aboard the new construction USS JASON DUNHAM (DDG 109) in Bath, Maine and then Naval Station Norfolk where he served as the Operations Officer. For his second Department Head tour he served aboard USS BARRY (DDG 52) also homeported in Naval Station Norfolk as the Combat Systems Officer. Following his Department Head tours, LCDR Gotthold reported aboard Carrier Strike Group TWELVE in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as the Surface Operations Officer, Missile Defense and Ballistic Missile Defense Officer. His shore duty was spent instructing division officers at the Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command in Newport, Rhode Island.

Lieutenant Commander Gotthold is authorized to wear the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Battle “E” and various individual and unit campaign awards. 
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