USS Halsey
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CDR Mike Weeldreyer
CDR Mike Weeldreyer
Executive Officer (August 2009 - August 2011)

Commander Mike Weeldreyer was born and raised in Appleton, Wisconsin, and earned his commission in 1995 through the University of Notre Dame NROTC Unit.

His assignments at sea include Damage Control Assistant and Training Officer aboard USS DE WERT (FFG 45), Fire Control Officer aboard USS MONTEREY (CG 61), Operations Officer aboard USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81), and Operations and Future Plans Officer in COMMANDER, DESTROYER SQUADRON TWO EIGHT. During these operational tours, he completed deployments and missions in the Caribbean Sea, South Pacific Ocean, South Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and North Sea.

Ashore, he served as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science, The George Washington University NROTC Unit; Senior Navy White House Social Aide, Office of the President and First Lady; Division Officer Sea Duty Coordinator, and later as Metrics Analyst and Assistant Community Manager, Bureau of Naval Personnel, PERS-41 (Surface Warfare).

Commander Weeldreyer’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, five Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various service campaign and unit decorations.

Commander Weeldreyer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, DC.


USS Halsey (DDG 97) held a change of command ceremony while pierside, March 5th.
USS HALSEY, USS STERETT, USS MOMSEN, and USS SHOUP in formation firing synchronized five inch gunfire and crew served weapons.
Ens. Donald S. Northrup takes a bearing to a nearby ship onboard the guided missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97).
USS HALSEY and USS STERETT Sailors volunteered at the Burnside Gorge Community Association.
A Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) speaks to members of Boy Scout Troop 918 about his experience a
Visit, board, search and seizure teams from USS Halsey (DDG 97) completed numerous exercises July 28-30 to prepare for potential
USS HALSEY’s Bull mascot greets Bud and Missy Talbot. Missy Talbot is one of Fleet Admiral Halsey’s grandchildren
USS Halsey (DDG 97) Takes Leading in Formation
USS Halsey (DDG 97)

 Served with...

CDR Jordy Harrison
CMDCM Jose Caballero
CDR Mike Weeldreyer
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