|CAPT Warren R. Buller, II
Captain Buller is a native of Concord, Massachusetts. He began his undergraduate study at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at the Regents College, University of the State of New York. He accomplished Master of Arts degrees in Human Resources Development at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, and National Security and Strategic Studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1985 and completed Basic Training at RTC Great Lakes, Illinois. Following Machinist Mate A School he graduated from Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida, and attended prototype training at Nuclear Power Training Unit Windsor, Connecticut. MM1(SS) Buller first deployed to the Mediterranean on USS Flying Fish (SSN 673) as an Engineering Watch Supervisor.
After attending Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, CAPT Buller completed Naval Flight Officer Basic Training at Training Squadron TEN, and then transferred to Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, Rhode Island. He was subsequently assigned to USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and made her first two Mediterranean deployments as Main Propulsion Assistant and Navigator.
CAPT Buller was assigned to Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, Virginia, and worked in Operations as the Current Schedules Officer. After completing Department Head School he was assigned to USS Ross (DDG 71) as the Engineering Officer. He then served as the Material Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron SEVEN, embarked in USS Constellation (CV 64).
CAPT Buller relieved as Commanding Officer in USS Champion (MCM 4) in May 2003 and subsequently deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM in command of MCM CREW FEARLESS in USS Dextrous (MCM 13) as part of the renewed Crew Swap Initiative. Upon return from deployment he assumed command of USS Chief (MCM 14).
CAPT Buller was assigned as the Deputy Commander at the Littoral Combat Ship Class Squadron at Naval Base San Diego, before returning to command as Commissioning Commanding Officer in USS Dewey (DDG 105). He subsequently served at the JCS Joint Operations Directorate (J33) as Division Chief of the Joint Operations Division, Pacific. He is currently assigned as Deputy Commander, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron ONE in San Diego, Calif.
CAPT Buller’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars, the Navy Good Conduct Medal, and various campaign, expeditionary and unit awards.