|CDR Benjamin Allbritton
CDR Allbritton reported to Engineering Assessments Pacific in October, 2012 as Executive Officer.
Afloat, CDR Allbritton's assignments include: USS JOHN A. MOORE (FFG 19) as Electronics Maintenance Officer and Electrical Officer; USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) as Fire Control Officer; and USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41) as Operations Officer. He commanded USS HURRICANE (PC 3) from February 2003 to December 2004. Later, he served aboard USS ANTIETAM (CG 54) as Executive Officer from May 2006 to January 2008. He also retoured as an Executive Officer in USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101) from December 2009 to March 2011. CDR Allbritton most recently served as the Commanding Officer of USS GRIDLEY (DDG 101) home ported in San Diego, CA from March 2011 to September 2012.
Ashore, he served as a tactical warfare instructor at Fleet Combat Training Center Pacific, where he certified as a Master Training Specialist (MTS). He was Flag Speech Writer for Commander, Naval Surface Forces in 2005. CDR Allbritton completed a one-year GSA tour as a Joint Strategist at Multi-National Force-Iraq CJ-5 Strategy, Plans, and Assessments in May 2009.
After graduation from Bryant High School in Arkansas in 1989, CDR Allbritton attended Northwestern University from August 1989 to June 1993. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a commission form the NROTC program. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College Nonresident Program in 2000, completing JPME I Certification. He graduated with distinction from National University in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Management.
CDR Allbritton's awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), Navy Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), and Navy Achievement Medal (one gold star) as well as various unit and personal decorations.