|CDR Thane C. Clare
Commander Thane C. Clare was raised in Yokosuka, Japan and Alexandria, Virginia. A 1997 graduate of the College of William and Mary, CDR Clare received his commission from Navy Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida.
At sea, CDR Clare served as First Division Officer and Auxiliaries/Cargo Fuels Officer in USS MONONGAHELA (AO 178), and Combat Information Center Officer in USS ROSS (DDG 71). He later served as Operations Officer in USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) and Commanding Officer, Patrol Coastal Crew DELTA in USS WHIRLWIND (PC 11).
Ashore in Washington, DC, CDR Clare served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) as an International Programs Action Officer, Special Assistant to the Director, Navy Staff, Littoral Combat Ship Requirements Officer, and Action Officer in the Strategy Branch. Selected as an Admiral Arthur S. Moreau Scholar while ashore, he earned a PhD in International Relations from Georgetown University.
His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), in addition to various unit and campaign awards.
CDR Clare assumed his present duties as Executive Officer, USS MUSTIN (DDG 89) in March 2014.