Note from the Commanding Officer
WELCOME ABOARD USS HALSEY!
Whether you are a prospective crew-member, family member, or a visitor, I hope you find our website informative.
HALSEY was commissioned July 30, 2005 in San Diego, CA. We have a top-notch crew who has already made history by completing an accelerated training cycle in record time and who supported the War on Terrorism during HALSEY’s maiden deployment 2006 to the Western Pacific. Our professional, well-trained, and motivated crew is determined to make a difference.
Our crew comes from all walks of life, representing many states across the United States and various countries. Personal and professional development is emphasized onboard HALSEY. Crewmembers will have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to our ship and our Navy while advancing themselves.
HALSEY’s namesake is Fleet Admiral William “Bull” Halsey. Flt. Adm. Halsey was known as a forward-leaning war fighter who first earned his place in American history by escorting the aircraft carrier USS Hornet within 800 miles of Tokyo to launch Army planes for the initial bombing of Japan following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Flt Adm. Halsey’s motto, “Hit Hard, Hit Fast, Hit Often” was adopted by DDG 97 and truly represents the fighting spirit of our ship crew.
Again, welcome aboard and thank you for your interest! Have a fine Navy day!