|CDR Amy Graham
Commanding Officer (September 2015 - January 2017)
CDR Graham attended Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago on an NROTC scholarship. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and was commissioned in 1998.
Upon commissioning, CDR Graham was assigned to Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Yokosuka, Japan on USS JOHN S. MCCAIN(DDG-56) as Communications Officer, followed by a tour on USS O’BRIEN(DD-975) as Auxiliary Officer. Following her two Division Officer tours, she was accepted by NPS into the National Security Administration program, specializing in Middle Eastern Affairs. While attending NPS, she earned her Joint Professional Military Education Phase I Certification. Following Department Head School, LCDR Graham served in USS JARRETT(FFG-33) as Chief Engineer, and as Material Officer for COMDESRON SEVEN.
CDR Graham's tours ashore include 1st Tour Department Head Detailer at Navy Personnel Command in Millington, TN and Executive Assistant for J-5 Directorate at AFRICOM in Stuttgart, Germany.
CDR Graham’s personal awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; 2 Navy Commendation Medals; Joint Achievement Medal; 2 Navy Achievement Medals and various unit and service awards associated with fleet operations in the Arabian Gulf, North Arabian Sea, and Pacific Ocean.