USS Hopper (DDG 70)
"Amazing Grace"
Commanding Officer (November 21, 2014 - Present)
CDR Jaja J. E. Marshall
Commanding Officer

Commander Jaja J. E. Marshall was born in Queens, New York. He is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of
Science in Systems Engineering.

For his first Division Officer tour, he reported to USS McClusky (FFG 41) in San Diego, California as Damage Control Assistant.

Commander. Marshall served on USS Princeton
(CG 59) in San Diego as Combat Information Center Officer for his second Division Officer tour.

In June 2003, he graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California with an MBA in Financial Management.

Commander Marshall was the Operations Officer in USS Stout (DDG 55) in Norfolk, Virginia for his first Department Head tour. While on USS Stout, he completed one phase of the Atlantic Fleet DDG Crew Swap with USS Gonzalez (DDG 66).

For his second Department Head tour, he reported to Commander Destroyer Squadron Fifteen as Operations Officer forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan.

After his Department Head tours, Commander Marshall reported to Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific and helped establish the Diversity Directorate. He then served as Flag Aide to Commander, U.S. THIRD Fleet and to the Director, Navy Staff.

Then he completed an assignment as Budget Analyst in the Office of Budget, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management & Comptroller.

He served as Executive Officer of USS Hopper (DDG 70) homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from May 2013 to November 2014. He assumed command of USS Hopper in November 2014. 
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