Commanding Officer (July 12, 2013 - Present) 
Commander Sharif H. Calfee
Commanding Officer

A native of Toms River, New Jersey, CDR Sharif H. Calfee graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1996 with a B.S. in Computer Science. CDR Calfee most recently served as the Executive Officer of USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) from January 2012 to July 2013.

Afloat, he served as Combat Systems Officer and Weapons Officer in USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) from February 2004 to October 2006 during which the command earned three Battle “E” awards, the Golden “E”, Unit Tactics Award and Spokane Trophy. He served in USS ELROD (FFG 55) from February 1997 to February 1999 as the Communications Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. From May 1999 to December 2000, he was assigned to USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) as the Fire Control Officer.

Ashore, CDR Calfee served from March 2009 to April 2011 as a Political-Military Action Officer for counterterrorism security assistance issues on The Joint Staff, J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate. From January 2007 to February 2009, he served as the Surface Warfare Junior Officer Sea & Shore Assignments Coordinator at the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-41). He attended the Naval Postgraduate School, where he graduated with a M.S. in Computer Science in March 2003, receiving the George Philips Academic Excellence Award. He completed the U.S. Naval War College Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase One curriculum, graduating with distinction. CDR Calfee is a graduate of the Joint & Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) and was selected as the Fall 2010 winner of the JFSC Transformation Award.

CDR Calfee’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).
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