|Commander Joseph D. Femino
Executive Officer (Relieved April 2012)
A native of Beverly, Massachusetts, Commander Joseph Femino was commissioned through the Cornell University NROTC program. His division officer tours were CIC Officer on USS KLAKRING (FFG 42) and Training Officer on USS STOUT (DDG 55).
Following Department Head training, CDR Femino reported to USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79) as Operations Officer participating in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. CDR Femino served as Operations Officer of Destroyer Squadron 50/CTF 55 in Manama, Bahrain executing AOR Maritime Security Operations including development and execution of defense of Iraq’s offshore Oil Terminals.
Ashore, CDR Femino served as Department Head and Aegis Console Operations instructor at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) and completed a M.B.A. at the University of Rhode Island. Following his department head tours, CDR Femino completed Phase I of his Joint Professional Military Education at the Argentine Naval War College in Buenos Aires.
CDR Femino commanded MCM CREW EXULTANT aboard USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13) and USS WARRIOR (MCM 10). He then completed JPME Phase II and a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies at the National War College, Washington, D.C. CDR Femino reported aboard USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) as the Executive Officer in April 2011.
CDR Femino’s personal awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign, service and unit awards.