USS Howard
"Ready for Victory"
Executive Officer (September 25, 2015 - Present)
CDR Ryan B. Billington
Executive Officer

Commander Billington is a 1999 graduate and from Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation and U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate license.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Afloat, CDR Billington’s initial sea tours were in USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD 39) where he served as Main Propulsion Division Officer and Electrical Officer.  His subsequent Division Officer tour was in USS SQUALL (PC 7) where he served as Weapons Officer, Supply Officer and Executive Officer.  He served his Department Head tours in USS STOUT (DDG 55) as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer.

Ashore, CDR Billington was selected and served as an Associate Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group XXV.  He has served in OPNAV N81 Assessments Division, Campaign Analysis and Modeling branch and following this assignment, served as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, OPNAV N00Z. 
CDR Billington’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards) Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and campaign, unit and service awards.
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