|CDR Andrew G. Liggett
Commander Liggett assumed command of DECATUR on December 12, 2013. His most recent sea duty tour was as Flag Secretary to Commander, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT /EISENHOWER Strike Group, where he deployed aboard USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2009.
Other sea duty assignments include: Operations and Plans Officer, Destroyer Squadron SEVEN; Operations Officer, USS MUSTIN (DDG 89); Navigator and Administrative Officer, USS CURTS (FFG 38); and Navigator and Administrative Officer, USS ANZIO (CG 68).
Ashore, Commander Liggett served on the immediate staff of the Secretary of the Navy and as the Department of Defense liaison to the White House Communications Office. Additionally, he served as an Action Officer at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Selected in 2001 for the Navy DC Intern Program, Commander Liggett earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from George Washington University. He was commissioned from the United States Naval Academy in 1996 with a degree in Systems Engineering.
Commander Liggett's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.