Commanding Officer (July 2016 - Present)
CAPT D. Wilson Marks
Commanding Officer

Captain Wilson Marks is a native of Lynchburg, VA, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History from the United States Naval Academy in 1994.

Captain Marks’ sea tours include Strike Warfare Officer in USS DEYO (DD 989) from April 1995 to December 1997, Assistant Operations Officer in USS ANZIO (CG 68) from March 1998 to February 2000, Operations Officer in USS BARRY (DDG 52) from March 2001 to May 2002, Operations Officer in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) June 2002 to April 2004 and forward deployed to Japan as Executive Officer in USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) from May 2007 to December 2008. His most recent Sea Tour was in Command of USS MASON (DDG 87) from August 2012 February 2014 where he deployed with the HARRY S. TRUMAN STRIKE GROUP to C6F and C5F AORs.

His tours ashore include assignments to Naval Personnel Command as a Placement Officer and Assistant Captain Detailer from May 2004 to February 2006, student at the Naval War College from February 2006 to February 2007 where he earned a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies. He is also a 2011 graduate of the National War College earning a Masters of Science Degree in National Strategic Studies.

He had Command Ashore in Afghanistan where he was the Commanding Officer of a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Ghazni Province and a Liaison Officer for Regional Command-East to ISAF Joint Command from July 2009 to July 2010.

His last assignment was as the Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic from March 2014 to October 2015.

Captain Marks personal awards include; the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Army Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal (five awards).


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