|LCDR Patrick M. Funk
Executive Officer (November 2009 - November 2011)
LCDR Patrick Funk raised in Lincoln City, Oregon. He was awarded a three year NROTC scholarship to attend Oregon State University where he graduated and received his commission in 1996.
His first tour of duty was aboard USS CALLAGHAN (DDG 994), where he served as Combat Information Center Officer. Upon decommissioning of CALLAGHAN, LCDR Funk completed his Division Officer tours in USS FORD (FFG 54), where he served as both Damage Control Assistant and Navigator. In January 2001, LCDR Funk reported to Commander, Amphibious Forces SEVENTH Fleet/Amphibious Group ONE forward deployed to Okinawa, Japan, where he served as Flag Lieutenant. During this tour LCDR Funk was additionally temporarily assigned as Executive Officer aboard USS SAFEGUARD (ARS 50).
In March 2004, LCDR Funk reported to USS RENTZ (FFG 46) completing a tour as the Chief Engineer. Following this tour LCDR Funk commissioned Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron FIVE, now Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron FIVE, where he served as Material and Maintenance Officer. In December 2006, LCDR Funk reported to Commander, Carrier Strike Group SEVEN, embarked in USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), where he served as Flag Secretary.
In August 2008, LCDR Funk was selected to attend the Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, RI. While assigned to NWC, he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Additionally, he completed his Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I) as well as the Naval Operational Planners Course as part of the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School at the Naval War College.
LCDR Funk’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal (4 Awards); Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.