LCDR Michael R. Wohnhaas
Executive Officer (January 2010 - January 2012)

Lieutenant Commander Michael R. Wohnhaas is a native of Barnesville, PA. He received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1996 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in History. He completed his Master of Military Arts and Sciences (MMAS) in Strategy, and Joint Professional Military Education (Phase I) curriculum, at Army Command and General Staff College in 2007. He went on to complete Joint Professional Military Education (Phase II) at the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA."

LCDR Wohnhaas’s initial assignment was aboard USS Anzio (CG-68) where he was designated a Surface Warfare Officer and served as Communications Division Officer, Main Propulsion Division Officer, and Gunnery Officer. He then served as Damage Control Assistant aboard USS Supply (AOE-6). Following this tour, he served as Lead Damage Control and Gunnery instructor at the Surface Warfare Officer School, Division Officer Course, Newport, R.I. His Department Head tours included service as Combat Systems Officer aboard USS Vandegrift (FFG-48), as well as Force Protection and Combat Systems Officer at Commander, Destroyer Squadron 26. He recently finished a tour at USJFCOM Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, which included deployments to Ramadi, Iraq, and Kabul, Afghanistan.

LCDR Wohnhaas’s personal decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and several other unit and service awards.



Overhead shot of PCU William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
DDG 110 Observed POW-MAI Recognition Day
DDG 110 Crew Participated in a Highway Clean-up
William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) completed Sea Trials on 21 JAN 2011
Sailors from PCU William P Lawrence (DDG 110) inspect CIWS during Sea Trials
William P. Lawrence (DDG 110)
William P. Lawrence Completes Crew Move Aboard
The new USS LAWRENCE (DDG 110) Chiefs listen to the words of their Master  Chief as they await the pinning of their anchors
Photo of Captain Kay Hire, USNR, mission specialist aboard STS 130 ENDEAVOR February 2010, with ships patch flown in space.
The William P. Lawrence being christened.
Gautier Elementary School sports day, April 30, 2010
Earthday - DDG 110 Shipyard Cleanup
DDG 110
The crew of PCU William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) on the day of ship's christening
Sailors from PCU William P Lawrence witnessed the enshrinement of their ship's namesake
On 30 JUL 2010, PCU William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) conducted a berth shift at the Pascagoula shipyard.
USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) Lending a Helping Hand
A bow aspect of PCU William P. Lawrence on the day of ship's christening.
 (PCU) William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) conducts steering and propulsion systems tests
USS William P Lawrence
USS William P Lawrence Commissioning Ceromony
USS William P. Lawrence
USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110) fires a round from its five inch gun
USS WILLIAM P. LAWRENCE (DDG 110) celebrates the Navy’s 236th birthday with the youngest officer and sailor taking the honors

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