(May 13, 2016 - Present)
CDR Raphael Castillejo
Commanding Officer

A native of Makati, Philippines, Commander Castillejo graduated from Virginia Tech in 2000 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and received his commission through the Enlisted Commissioning Program. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.

Commander Castillejo has served at sea as Electrical Officer on USS TRENTON (LPD 14), Navigator on USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer on USS STERETT (DDG 104), and Executive Officer on USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70).

Commander Castillejo has served ashore as Chief of Exercises and Experiments, and Lead of the Maritime Surveillance Initiative at National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, VA.  Additionally, he served as Deputy N8 at Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center in San Diego, CA.

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