USS Ingraham
Decommissioned January 30, 2015
CDR Daniel G. Straub
CDR Daniel G. Straub
Commanding Officer (June 2014 - January 2015)

Commander Dan Straub grew up in Womelsdorf, PA and joined the Navy in 1983 immediately following high school. CDR Straub earned his Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, a Master’s degree from Boston University, and a PhD from Naval Postgraduate School.

After boot camp and follow-on advanced electronics training, he reported to his first ship, the USS MANITOWOC (LST-1180) home-ported in Little Creek, VA. As a Fire Control Technician, he operated and maintained the Phalanx Close-In Weapon System.

After MANITOWOC, he was stationed at the Navy Phalanx Training Unit at General Dynamics in Pomona, CA where he taught and developed curriculum for Phalanx CIWS. He was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in 1991, after which he was transferred and attended Mk 86 Gun Fire Control System school at Fleet Training Center San Diego. Following thirteen years enlisted service, he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Penn State University, and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1996.

Commander Straub’s first assignment as an officer was as First Lieutenant in charge of Deck Department on USS FORD (FFG 54), home-ported in Everett, WA. Following FORD, he was transferred to USS ARCTIC (AOE-08), home-ported in Earle, NJ, where he served his second division officer tour as Damage Control Assistant.

After his first two division officer tours, he was transferred to Boston University as an NROTC Assistant Professor, teaching basic and advanced navigation. While at BU, he earned his Master’s degree in International Relations.

Following his tour at BU NROTC, he headed to Department Head training in Newport, RI, and then to USS SHOUP (DDG 86), home-ported in Everett, WA, as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. During his tenure on the four above ships, he made multiple deployments to the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, the Arabian Gulf, and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Following his Department Head tours, he served as Executive Officer, Afloat Training Group, Pacific Northwest, charged with operational and combat training for seven U.S. Navy ships and 15 U. S. Coast Guard Cutters. After his position as XO ATGPNW, he attended Naval Postgraduate School as a Doctoral Candidate and earned his Ph.D in National Security Affairs, Security Studies.

Commander Straub went on to serve as Executive Officer onboard USS INGRAHAM (FFG-61). During his tour he executed a Combating-Transnational Organized Crime deployment in support of Operation Martillo and Fourth Fleet Theater Security Cooperation activities.


USS Ingraham (FFG 61)
US Navy, Coast Guard capture semi-submersible drug vessel in Eastern Pacific; seize $107 million of cocaine
USS Ingraham Sailors Volunteer at Orphanage in Panama
USS Ingraham Intercepts 793 Kilograms of Cocaine
Seven Air Department Personnel Earn Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist Onboard USS Ingraham
USS Ingraham Hosts Action-packed Midshipmen Cruise
USS Ingraham Sailors Volunteer at Helen Keller School for the Blind in Panama
USS Ingraham Hosts US Naval Academy Midshipmen Cruise
USS Ingraham Sailors Volunteer in Panama
USS Ingraham, USS McClusky Disrupt 486 Kilograms of Cocaine
USS Ingraham Intercepts 680 Kilograms of Cocaine in Eastern Pacific
USS Ingraham Commemorates 9/11
Peru Hosts UNITAS 55-14 Professional Symposium
Ingraham Holds Promotion and Awards Ceremony at Sea
USS Ingraham Welcomes Newest Chief Petty Officers
2014 UNITAS Participants Conduct COMREL at Local Salaverry School
Peru Hosts SIFOREX 2014 with Participation from Brazil, Colombia and the United States Navies
USS Ingraham Returns from Final Deployment
USS Ingraham to Decommission After 25 Years of Service
USS Ingraham Decommissioned after 25 years of Service
WWII Vet Visits USS Ingraham

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CMDCM(SW/AW/IDW) Dewy Torres
CDR Elaine A. Brunelle
CDR Elaine A. Brunelle
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