USS Ford
Decommissioned October 31, 2014
CDR Cord Luby
Commanding Officer (August 2009 - April 2011)

Commander Cord Luby was born in Sandy, Utah. He is a graduate of the University of Utah where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training program in 1991.

His first tour of duty was aboard USS JUNEAU (LPD 10), where he served as Electrical Officer and later, as the Navigator. In April 1995, Commander Luby reported to USS SHILOH (CG 67) as the Damage Control Assistant and later, as the Main Propulsion Assistant. From 1997 to 1999 he attended the Naval Post Graduate School, where he earned a Masters' degree in Management.

In December 1999, Commander Luby reported to USS MCCLUSKY (FFG 41) and served as the Operations Officer. In January 2002, he reported to USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53) and served as Operations Officer for his second Department Head tour.

In 2003, Commander Luby was selected to attend the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, where he earned a second Masters' degree in Military Science and completed his Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. In October 2004, Commander Luby reported to USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) as the Executive Officer.

Commander Luby's ashore tour was as a Requirements Officer on the Chief of Naval Operations staff within the Surface Warfare Directorate in Washington D.C.

Commander Luby took command of USS FORD (FFG 54) in August of 2009.

Commander Luby's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.



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