Commodore (July 2010 - November 18, 2011) 
Captain Carol A. Hottenrott
Commodore (July 2010 - November 2011)

Captain Hottenrott is a native of Poughkeepsie, New York. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science / International Relations and received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987.

Following basic training as a Special Operations Diving and Salvage Officer, Captain Hottenrott reported to USS HOIST (ARS 40) in Little Creek, VA where she consecutively served as Supply Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant and Operations Officer. She then served as Executive Officer in USS PAPAGO (ATF 160), also based in Little Creek and which supported auxiliary missions concurrent with Desert Storm. After attending Department Head School in Newport, RI she reported as Executive Officer to USS BRUNSWICK (ATS 3) home-ported in Sasebo, Japan, and conducted diving/salvage operational and training support missions for U.S. and coalition forces throughout the AOR.

In 1994, Captain Hottenrott transferred to the Surface Warfare community and was detailed as Operations Officer to USS KINKAID (DD 965), then deployed to Fifth Fleet. Following this tour she served as the Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron SEVEN, which also deployed to Fifth Fleet embarked in USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) as the Sea Combat Commander. In August 2000 Captain Hottenrott assumed command of USS PELICAN (MHC 53) in Ingleside, TX and her tour encompassed the ship’s first operational deployment in support of joint fleet exercises on the East Coast and distinction as the squadron’s Battle “E” ship. Subsequently, she served as the Current/Surface Operations Officer on the inaugural staff of Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group ONE which deployed in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003-2004. Captain Hottenrott then commanded USS HOWARD (DDG 83) from November 2004 to July 2006 and her tour included a tactically significant Combat System Ship Qualification Trial following a major AEGIS baseline upgrade; HOWARD’s execution of Air Defense Commander duties for the BOXER Expeditionary Strike Group/ESG-5 work-ups; and the command’s distinction as both a Battle “E” and the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy (Pacific) recipient in 2006.

Captain Hottenrott’s shore duty assignments include a tour on the Joint Staff, assigned to the J-3 Directorate as a Senior Operations Officer at the National Military Command Center from 1998-2000; Congressional Liaison for Appropriations Matters on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 2002-2003; and Director of Maritime Warfighting at Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command 2006-2008.

Captain Hottenrott’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Joint Commendation Medal, and the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards).
aptain Hottenrott was born in Poughkeepsie, New York. She attended the University of Pennsylvania, earning both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Political Science / International Relations and received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987.

Following basic training as a Special Operations Diving and Salvage Officer, Captain Hottenrott reported to USS HOIST (ARS 40) in Little Creek, VA where she consecutively served as Supply Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant and Operations Officer. She then served as Executive Officer in USS PAPAGO (ATF 160), also based in Little Creek and which supported auxiliary missions concurrent with Desert Storm. After attending Department Head School in Newport, RI she reported as Executive Officer to USS BRUNSWICK (ATS 3) home-ported in Sasebo, Japan, and conducted diving/salvage operational and training support missions for U.S. and coalition forces throughout the AOR.

In 1994, Captain Hottenrott transferred to the Surface Warfare community and was detailed as Operations Officer to USS KINKAID (DD 965), then deployed to Fifth Fleet. Following this tour she served as the Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron SEVEN, which also deployed to Fifth Fleet embarked in USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) as the Sea Combat Commander. In August 2000 Captain Hottenrott assumed command of USS PELICAN (MHC 53) in Ingleside, TX and her tour encompassed the ship’s first operational deployment in support of joint fleet exercises on the East Coast and distinction as the squadron’s Battle “E” ship. Subsequently, she served as the Current/Surface Operations Officer on the inaugural staff of Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group ONE which deployed in support of OPERATIONS ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003-2004. Captain Hottenrott then commanded USS HOWARD (DDG 83) from November 2004 to July 2006 and her tour included a tactically significant Combat System Ship Qualification Trial following a major AEGIS baseline upgrade; HOWARD’s execution of Air Defense Commander duties for the BOXER Expeditionary Strike Group/ESG-5 work-ups; and the command’s distinction as both a Battle “E” and the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy (Pacific) recipient in 2006.

Captain Hottenrott’s shore duty assignments include a tour on the Joint Staff, assigned to the J-3 Directorate as a Senior Operations Officer at the National Military Command Center from 1998-2000; Congressional Liaison for Appropriations Matters on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) from 2002-2003; and Director of Maritime Warfighting at Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command 2006-2008.

Captain Hottenrott’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Joint Commendation Medal, and the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards).

 NEWS

Destroyer Squadron Nine Concludes 5th Fleet Operations
Capt. Carol A. Hottenrott, Commodore, (DESRON) 9, gives a lecture about women’s leadership to students.
Destroyer Squadron NINE Returns to Everett, WA
Ops Officer Recognized for Award
SOQ
USS FORD getting underway from Naval Station Everett for her upcoming Western Pacific deployment.
COC
Shoup and Rodney M. Davis Host Troop 711
DESRON NINE Sailors of the Quarter
An E-2C Hawkeye conducts a flyby in front of the ships belonging to Commander Destroyer Squadron Nine (CDS-9).
OSCS Jon McCormick, left, presents former Destroyer Squadron 9 Capt. Michael Slotsky with a command pennant
Destroyer Squadron NINE staff welcomed Vice Adm. Richard Hunt, Commander 3rd Fleet, on Friday as he toured Naval Station Everett
USS Momsen (DDG 92),USS Sterett (DDG 104),USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Milius (DDG 69) in COMPTUEX

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