USS John S McCain
Fortune Favors The Brave
(December 16, 2017 - Present
CDR Micah Murphy
Commanding Officer

Commander Micah Murphy attended the University of Notre Dame and received his commission through the Naval Reserves Officer Training Corps. He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University).

At sea, Murphy served aboard USS KINKAID (DD 965), USS FLETCHER (DD 992), USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) and commanded Mine Countermeasures Crew EXULTANT.

His shore and staff assignments include executive assistant to the Chief of Legislative Affairs, special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, legislative fellow to U.S. Senator John McCain, and federal executive fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Murphy was also a charter member of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell, a founding member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and service ribbons and citations.

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