|CDR Chase Patrick
Commanding Officer (October 2009- October 2011)
Commander Chase Patrick is a proud product of the great state of Virginia. A 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia,he earned his naval commission through the Naval ROTC program at UVA. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs.
Commander Patrick reported to USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) in May 1995 as Electrical Officer, and in July 1997 he reported to his second sea tour as Auxiliaries Officer in USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37). After completion of Department Head School at Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) in Newport, Rhode Island, he reported in September 2001 to USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60) as the Engineer Officer. In April 2003, he reported to USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73) for his second tour as Engineer Officer.
Commander Patrick most recently completed a two year tour as Executive Officer in USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93) All five ships were homeported in historic Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
In September 2001 Commander Patrick earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
In September 2004 he reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) in Millington, Tennessee, where he executed his assigned duties as Sea Coordinator for the Surface Warfare Junior Officer Assignments branch of PERS-41.
In June 2007 he earned a Master of Military Studies degree from Marine Corps University, Command and Staff College, in Quantico, Virginia.
His personal awards include five Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various campaign and unit awards.