Commanding Officer (August 2010 - May 2012) 
Commander Chris Alexander
Commanding Officer (August 2010 - May 2012)

Commander Chris Alexander is a native of Key West, Florida. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering.

At sea, Commander Alexander served as the Executive Officer in USS HOPPER (DDG 70); Operations Officer for Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWO; Operations Officer in USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51); Navigator in USS REID (FFG 30); and as Damage Control Assistant in USS WABASH (AOR 5).

Ashore, Commander Alexander served as a legislative fellow on the staff of Senator Edward Kennedy; on the Secretary of the Navy’s staff in the Office of Program Appraisal; on the Chief of Naval Operation’s staff as a manpower requirements officer, and on the Joint Staff as a Branch Chief in the Space and Missile Defense Division and the Strategic Operations Division.

Commander Alexander has earned a Masters Degree in Operational Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Commander Alexander assumed command of USS SAMPSON (DDG 102) in August, 2010.

 NEWS

The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) and an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter.
USS Sampson (DDG 102) participates in the Parade of Ships during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week.
Deployed USS Sampson FC2 earns award in Afghanistan
USS Sampson  (ddg102)
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 37 "Easy Riders" Air Detachment Two (Air Department)

 Served with...

Command Master Chief (March 2010 - April 2013)
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