USS BENFOLD DDG-65 is the 15th Arleigh Burke-class Guided Missile Destroyer in the United States Navy. The USS Benfold keel was laid on 27 September 1993 and she joined the Pacific Fleet on 30 March 1996 when she was commissioned for duty in San Diego, CA. After a year of systems trials and combat readiness inspections, Benfold departed for her first overseas deployment. Since that time Benfold has participated in many deployments, joint exercises, training exercises, etc. in many missions and roles (air defense, surface operations, anti-submarine, etc.) and served with distinction.