USS Sterett
Forever Dauntless
LCDR Dave Stebbins
Executive Officer (September 2011 - September 2012)

Lieutenant Commander Dave Stebbins is a native of Spring Valley, Illinois and a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, where he received a BA in Economics in August 1996. Additionally, he is a 2010 Graduate of both the Army Command and Staff College and Kansas State University where he obtained a Masters of Science in Adult Occupational and Continuing Education.

His initial assignment was to Surface Warfare Officer School, Division Officer's Course in October 1996. Upon completing SWOS, his initial Division Officer assignment was Repair Division Officer and Assistant Damage Control Officer aboard USS CLEVELAND (LPD 7) from June 1997 to April 1999. His second Division Officer tour was on USS CUSHING (DD 985) in Yokosuka, Japan, where he served as Navigator and Admin Officer from June 1999 to Dec 2000.

His Department Head tours included Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS PRINCETON (CG 59) from May 2004 to October 2007 and Navigator, Senior Watch Officer and COMPHIBRON THREE Staff Navigator aboard USS PELELIU (LHA 5) from Dec 2007 to Dec 2009. Additionally, he volunteered for a counter terrorism IA in the Philippines as a part of Joint Task Force 515 from May to October 2007.

Lieutenant Commander Stebbins’ shore tours include instructor of Nautical Science at the United States Coast Guard Academy, Physical Security Officer at Submarine Base, New London from September 2001 to August 2003 and the Army Command and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS from Jan-Dec 2010.

Lieutenant Commander Stebbins’ awards include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), in addition to various campaign and unit awards.


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Commanding Officer (March 2011 - July 2012)
CMDCM(SW) Chris Benavides
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