USS Curtis Wilbur
"Steel Hammer of the Fleet"
(October 26, 2016 - Present)

CDR Zac King 
Executive Officer

Commander Zac King is a native of East Hampton, Connecticut. He graduated from Union College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. 

His first sea assignment was as Repair Division Officer and Main Propulsion Division Officer in USS BATAAN (LHD-5). Following BATAAN, Commander King served as Navigator and Assistance Operations Officer in USS GETTYSBURG (CG-64). Upon graduation from Surface Warfare Officers School Department Head Course, he completed assignments as Engineer Officer in USS CHAFEE (DDG-90) and Material and Chief Staff Officer in Destroyer Squadron THREE ONE (CDS-31).

While ashore, Commander King completed tours at The White House serving in the President’s Emergency Operations Center, on the Joint Staff in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), and at Pacific Fleet in the Plans and Policy Directorate (N5).

Commander King holds a Masters of Science Degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy from the National Defense University, a Masters of Arts Degree in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service, and has completed JPME Phase I and II.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various unit and campaign awards.

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