|CAPT Sean G. McLaren
Commanding Officer (March 2015 - October 2016)
CAPT McLaren is from Jacksonville, Florida. He is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and 2012 graduate of the National War College. He has a Masters of Arts in National Security Strategy.
CAPT McLaren has served aboard USS LEAHY, USS CHANCELLORSVILLE, USS HIGGINS, and as Executive Officer aboard USS BOONE. He commanded USS DEWERT from 2009 to 2011.
Ashore CAPT McLaren has served in overseas tours with 6th Fleet in Gaeta, Italy, 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan, and SHAPE in Casteau, Belgium. He also served a tour at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rhode Island, where he was in charge of the Prospective Commanding Officer and Leadership courses.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Commendation Medal from the Republic of Korea.