CDR Steven H. DeMoss
Commanding Officer (October 2010 - April 2012)

Commander Steve DeMoss was raised in Austin, Texas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1993.

His initial division officer tours were in USS THACH (FFG 43) and USS JOHN S McCAIN (DDG 56). While in JOHN S McCAIN, the ship conducted a homeport shift from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan. Following his division officer tours, CDR DeMoss reported directly to department head training. As a department head, he served as Operations Officer in USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) and USS ANTIETAM (CG 54).

Ashore CDR DeMoss served on the Staff of the Director, Surface Warfare as a Requirements Officer for future shipbuilding programs (OPNAV N86E). In 2004 he graduated from the U.S. Naval War College, where he received a Masters of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. While at the War College, he was selected to represent the U.S. Navy at the 2004 Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Tokyo, Japan.

From 2006 to 2008 DeMoss commanded USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5) – a forward deployed Avenger-class mine countermeasure ship operating in Sasebo, Japan. While in command of GUARDIAN, he conducted numerous operations and exercises throughout the Western Pacific to include the US Navy’s first visit to Haiphong, Vietnam.

CDR DeMoss holds a National Security Affairs sub-specialty for East Asia and the Pacific. He assumed command of USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) in October 2010.


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