USS Higgins
First to Fight!
Executive Officer (February 2010 - February 2012) 
Lieutenant Commander Alex T. Mabini
Executive Officer (February 2010 - February 2012)

Lieutenant Commander Mabini was born in Los Angeles, California and raised primarily in Stockton, California. He graduated from high school in Littleton, Colorado where he received an appointment to attend the U.S. Naval Academy. He received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1997, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in English with a Minor in Japanese. He also completed his Master of Science Degree in Modeling and Virtual Environment Simulations (MOVES) and his Joint Professional Military Education (Phase I) at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

LCDR Mabini began his sea duty aboard USS Reid (FFG 30) where he served as the Communications Division Officer. After decommissioning USS Reid, he finished his first Division Officer Tour aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as the First Lieutenant. He then served as the Auxiliaries Division Officer and Main Propulsion Forward Group Officer aboard USS Constellation (CV 64). He served his Department Head tours as the Engineering Officer aboard USS Ingraham (FFG 61), and then as the Materiel Officer (N4) for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 9. His most recent tour was as the Flag Secretary (N1) for Commander, Carrier Strike Group Eleven.

LCDR Mabini’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other unit and service awards.

 NEWS

Sailing Through a Lightning Storm
USS Higgins (DDG 76) participates in a Community Relations Project at the Al Noor
Promotion Ceremony
Sailor performs regular maintenance on the davit quick release hook and releasing mechanism.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with crew members aboard the destroyer USS Higgins
USS Higgins (DDG 76)
USS Higgins (DDG 76) anchors off the coast of the Maldives
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Marines board the flight deck of USS Higgins (DDG 76) during a multi-national training exercise
MIDSHIPMAN TRAINING ONBOARD USS HIGGINS
Live Gunnery Exercise Onboard USS Higgins
Chief Fire Controlman (Surface Warfare) Anthony A. Belbeck, MDAA Missile Defender of the Month for May 2011.
USS Higgins (DDG 76) renders honors to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)
USS Higgins (DDG 76) off the coast of Haiti refueling aircraft
USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a job fair for the first time for junior officers.
The Canadian warship HMCS VANCOUVER (FFH 331) was welcomed Sunday, February 12 by its host ship USS HIGGINS (DDG 76)

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Command Master Chief (November 2011 - August 2014)
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