USS Milwaukee
"Strength and Freedom"
Executive Officer - LCS Crew 111 (October 7, 2013 - Present)
CDR David Adams
Executive Officer - LCS Crew 111

Commander Adams is a native of Beaumont, Texas and was commissioned in 1997 from the University of San Diego NROTC program with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

His first assignment was onboard USS ANCHORAGE as Combat Information Center Officer and Weapons Officer. He next served as Reactor Controls Division Officer in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Upon completing Department Head (DH) School, he served as Operations Officer in USS CURTS where the ship received the Battle Efficiency Award for 2006, completing counter narco-terrorism operations in the eastern Pacific Ocean. His second DH tour was as Reactor Training Assistant in USS NIMITZ where the ship received the Battle Efficiency Award for 2007, completing two deployments to the Arabian Gulf.

Ashore, CDR Adams served as Port Operations Officer, Naval Station Everett responsible for all ship’s services and port assignments for high-visibility civilian festivals and events like the Seattle Seafair and the Portland Rose Festival. He next served as USS NIMITZ Maintenance Coordinator, Commander Naval Air Pacific. He last served ashore as an analyst in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), Acquisition Resources and Analysis directorate, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

He is a 2005 graduate of University of Washington Business School and holds a master's degree in Business Administration. He has also completed JPME II at the Joint Forces Staff College and is certified as a Joint Specialty Officer (JSO).

CDR Adams personal awards include the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal with gold star.
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