USS Ingraham
Decommissioned January 30, 2015
CDR Elaine A. Brunelle
CDR Elaine A. Brunelle
Executive Officer (June 2014 - January 2015)

Commander Brunelle is a native of Pawtucket, RI and joined the Air Force in 1988. She is a 1998 graduate of New Mexico State University and was commissioned via Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida.

Her initial sea duty assignment was in August 1999 to USS DAVID R RAY (DD 971) serving as the Electrical Officer. In August 2001 she reported to the Pre-Commissioning Unit, USS SHOUP (DDG 86) as the ships Ordnance Officer and soon took over the duties as the Anti-Terrorism / Force Protection Officer after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Subsequent assignments at sea included Engineering Officer in USS FORD (FFG 54) from 2006 to 2008, Executive Officer MCM Crew LEADER in USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13), USS PIONEER (MCM 9) and USS ARDENT (MCM 12) from 2008 to 2009.

Commander Brunelle had command of MCM Crew LEADER and USS ARDENT (MCM 12) while deployed to the FIFTH Fleet AOR in September 2009. Upon returning to San Diego in February 2010 she took command of USS CHIEF (MCM 14) and USS WARRIOR (MCM 10), respectively. She completed a successful command tour in January 2011.

Her most recent afloat tour from January 2011 thru July 2012 was with Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG3) as the Flag Secretary / N1 ACOS for RDML Earl Gay and RDML Gerard Hueber.

Ashore, Commander Brunelle has recently completed her tour with Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command where she served as the Mine Warfare Commander Battle Staff Current Operations Officer from August 2012 to November 2013. Initial shore duty assignment was to the Afloat Training Group Pacific Northwest from May 2003 to April 2006 where she served as the Topside Warfare Department Head, Training Officer (TLO), Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Afloat Training Officer and Administration Officer, responsible for preparing staff and the crews on board the ships in the Pacific Northwest for the rigors of deployment

Commander Brunelle holds a Master Degree in Public Administration earned from the University of Washington. Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards) as well as other personal and unit level awards and citation.


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 Daniel G. Straub
CDR Daniel G. Straub
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