Commanding Officer (May 2009 - May 2011)  
CDR Hank Adams
Commanding Officer (May 2009 - May 2011)

Commander Adams received his commission and a Bachelors degree in History from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991. He received a Masters degree from St. John’s College in 1998.

At-sea assignments include Damage Control Assistant in USS THOMAS C. HART (FF 1092), commissioning First Lieutenant and Navigator in USS STOUT (DDG 55), Weapons Officer in USS RUSSELL (DDG 59), Commanding Officer in USS THUNDERBOLT (PC 12), Executive Officer in USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73), and Executive Officer in USS STETHEM (DDG 63).

Shore-duty assignments include Instructor of Seamanship and Navigation at the U.S. Naval Academy, duty on the Navy Staff in Washington, D.C. and Joint Operational Planner in the U.S. Pacific Command Standing Joint Force Headquarters.

 NEWS

DDG 63 Port Visit in Okinawa
USS Stethem (DDG 63) aligns course in preparation for an underway replenishment in the Pacific Ocean
USS Stethem DDG 63
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stetham (DDG 63) is underway in the western Pacific Ocean.
Retired Chief Boatswain's Mate (SEAL) Ken Stethem receives a bronzed master chief cover from Chief Intelligence Specialist
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Aug. 31, 2010) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West visits the USS Stethem
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) is assisted pier side by local tugboats.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) is underway in the East China Sea.
Sailors watch Indian sailors transport officers in rigid-hull inflatable boats as part of exercise Malabar 2011.

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