|CDR Justin A. Kubu|
Commanding Officer (October 2011 - April 2013)
Commander Justin A. Kubu was raised in Anderson, SC. He graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was commissioned through the Naval ROTC Program in 1995.
His sea duty assignments include the Commissioning crew in USS COLE (DDG 67) where he completed a single long tour serving as Strike Officer, Damage Control Assistant and Weapons Officer. Upon completion of Department Head School, he reported to USS LASSEN (DDG 82) in 2002 where he served as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer.
Ashore, he served on the CNO Staff as a campaign analyst in Assessments Division (N81). Most recently, he served as a warfighting capabilities analyst in the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J8) of the Joint Staff.
He attended the Naval Postgraduate School, earning a Master of Science degree Operations Research and Joint Professional Military Education (JPME Phase I) credit from the Naval War College in 2001.
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).
Commander Kubu reported to USS CHAFEE as Executive Officer in October 2009 and assumed command in October 2011.