|CDR Patrick H. O’Mahoney
Commander Patrick O’Mahoney was commissioned upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1999, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor concentration in Spanish. In 2008 he earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
His first assignment was onboard USS DENVER (LPD 9) as Weapons/Ordnance Officer and Main Propulsion Division Officer. During his tour onboard DENVER he completed a Western Pacific deployment as part of the BONHOMME RICHARD Amphibious Ready Group supporting Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. While serving his second Division Officer tour onboard USS JOHN P JONES (DDG 53) as Navigator, he deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Upon return from deployment, and in lieu of shore duty, he reported to Commander Expeditionary Strike Group ONE as Flag Aide and deployed in support of Operation IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM.
In July of 2005 he reported to USS MILIUS (DDG 69) as Operations Officer. While in MILIUS he participated in various Fleet exercises including several Anti-Submarine Warfare and Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense projects. After his tour in MILIUS, he reported to USS PIONEER (MCM 9) as Executive Officer. In October of 2008, he assumed command of USS DEFENDER (MCM 2) and deployed shortly thereafter as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) home ported in Sasebo, Japan. Following DEFENDER, he served as a Congressional Liaison for the Secretary of the Navy in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs.