USS Curtis Wilbur
"Steel Hammer of the Fleet"
May 12, 2018 - Present

CDR Diane Cua 
Executive Officer

Commander Cua is a native of San Diego, California. She graduated from the University of California San Diego in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and earned her commission via Officer Candidate School. She holds a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Her operational assignments include electrical and auxiliaries officer, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62); navigator and administration officer, USS Stethem (DDG 63); operations officer, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62); and operations officer, USS Shiloh (CG 67). She has deployed in support of Ballistic Missile Defense, Maritime Counter Proliferation Interdiction duties, and Operation Tomodachi for disaster relief efforts in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Her assignments ashore include duty as Office of Legislative Affairs Defense Fellow for Congressman Scott Rigell, First Tour Department Head Detailer (PERS-41) at Naval Personnel Command in Millington, TN, and Flag Aide, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and multiple unit and service awards.



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