|CDR Linda Seymour
Native of Albany, NY, Commander Seymour grew up in Branchburg, NJ but calls Port Orchard, WA home. She graduated from Union College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.
At sea, her assignments include First Division Officer in USS ASHLAND (LSD 48), Reactor Mechanical Division in USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), Operations Officer in USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), Main Propulsion Assistant in USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74) and Executive Officer in USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) and USS HALSEY (DDG 97) prior to fleeting up to Commanding Officer in April 2014.
Ashore, she served as the Navigation Instructor at Cornell University NROTC Unit, as Speechwriter for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff, and as Officer in Charge of the Naval Air Forces Pacific, Nuclear Propulsion Maintenance and Training Group Detachment in Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Commander Seymour qualified as Naval nuclear engineer in 2001 and earned a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Cornell University.
Her awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign and unit awards.