USS Lake Champlain
Ingenuity - Daring - Discipline
CDR Frank N. Quiles
Executive Officer (March 2009 - May 2011)

CDR Frank N. Quiles grew up in Bay Shore, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University located in Milwaukee, WI on May 1988 and his commissioning source was the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. CDR Quiles is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School (NPGS) where he received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and also a graduate of the Venezuelan Naval War College, Command and Staff Course located in Caracas, Venezuela.


His first sea duty tour was as Gunnery Officer, Navigator/Administrative Officer, and Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS WHIPPLE (FF 1062) from Mar 1989 to Feb 1992. Following WHIPPLE, CDR Quiles reported aboard HMS BRAZEN (F91), a Royal Navy Frigate homeported in Plymouth England, as part of the Personnel Exchange Program from Feb 1992-Mar 1994. While serving in BRAZEN, CDR Quiles served as the Undersea Warfare Officer and performed First LT and Officer of the Watch duties. Following BRAZEN, he attended NPGS, graduated from Department Head School, and proceeded to his next sea assignment as Chief Engineer aboard USS JOHN L HALL (FFG 32) stationed in Pascagoula, MS (April 1997-Nov 1998). Following JOHN L HALL, CDR Quiles reported as Chief Engineer of USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) stationed in Yokosuka, Japan (April 1999-Nov 2000) and later brought MOBILE BAY back to San Diego during a crew swap.

In June 2001, CDR Quiles graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA (Spanish) and proceeded to the Venezuelan Naval War College, Command and Staff Course where he graduated in 2002. In late 2002, CDR Quiles reported aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) as Damage Control Assistant. Following BONHOMME RICHARD, CDR Quiles reported aboard COMCRUDESGRU One, later CCSG 15 or Ronald Reagan Strike Group (RRSG) as Plans Officer. While at RRSG, CDR Quiles accompanied RONALD REAGAN on her maiden voyage to her new homeport of San Diego, CA.

Upon decommissioning of CCSG15, CDR Quiles completed a one year Individual Augmentation (IA) to Iraq. While in Iraq, CDR Quiles was assigned as the lead Liaison Officer (LNO) and Officer in Charge of an embedded cell responsible for the establishment, operation, and training of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior’s National Command Center (NCC). The NCC was responsible for Command and Control of over 150K Iraqi Security Forces across Iraq. Upon return from IA, CDR Quiles reported aboard Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center located in San Diego, CA as the Director of Training (May 2006-Dec 2008). In March 2009, CDR Quiles reported aboard USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) as Executive Officer while deployed to the 5th Fleet AOR off of the coast of Pakistan.

CDR Quiles has been awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with one gold star, and the Navy Achievement Medal with one gold star.



The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) is adorned with a lei during a homecoming celebration.
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), USS Stockdale (DDG 106), and USS Rentz (FFG 46) are underway off the coast of Southern California
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)
Sailors from guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) spent time with children at the RIA Center
Coast Guard Maritime Expeditionary Specialist 1st Class Stephen Siraco descends a ladder to board a rigid-hull inflatable boat
Sailors fire M9 service pistols during small arms qualifications aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)
USS Lake Champlain Disrupts Pirate Activity
Sailors aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) man the rails as the ship passes Point Loma transiting San Diego harbor.

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