|CDR Linda Seymour
A native of Albany, NY, CDR Seymour graduated from Union College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
At sea, her assignments include First Division Officer in USS ASHLAND (LSD 48), Reactor Mechanical Division in USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), Operations Officer in USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), Main Propulsion Assistant in USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and Executive Officer in USS HALSEY (DDG 97).
Commander Seymour was the Commanding Officer of USS HALSEY (DDG 97) home ported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from April 2014 to August 2015
Ashore, she served as the Navigation Instructor at Cornell University NROTC Unit, as Speechwriter for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff, and as Officer in Charge of the Naval Air Forces Pacific, Nuclear Propulsion Maintenance and Training Group in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Commander Seymour qualified as Naval nuclear engineer in 2001 and earned a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Cornell University.
Her awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign and unit awards.