|CDR Geoffrey B. “Geoff” Pagano
Commander Pagano is a native of Union, New Jersey, and graduated from The Citadel in May 2000 were he received a major in biology and a minor in psychology. He holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
CDR Pagano’s sea tours include division officer assignments as Damage Control Assistant in USS DEYO (DD 989) and Air Defense Officer in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56). He served as Chief Engineer in USS BAINBRIDGE making her maiden deployment where USS BAINBRIDGE served as the Flag Ship for Commander, Standing Naval Force Mediterranean, and CDR Pagano served as the staff’s Material Officer. CDR Pagano’s other department head tour was as Operations Officer for RIVERINE SQUADRON THREE where he deployed to southern Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
CDR Pagano’s shore tours include, most recently as, Flag Aide for the Program Executive, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense, Missile Defense Agency; action officer in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Assessment Directorate; and a member of the Washington D.C. Intern Program where he served in a year-long internship in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Legislative Affairs Officer and a six month long internship in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Force Plans and Management Branch. CDR Pagano reported to USS O’KANE in May 2016 as Executive Officer.
CDR Pagano's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Army Commendation Medal, and various other personal and unit awards.