CDR Carol  McKenzie
Commanding Officer (August 2011 - May 2013)

CDR Carol McKenzie enlisted in the Navy in 1983. Her initial enlisted assignment was Naval Facility Keflavik Iceland as part of the Integrated Undersea Surveillance System (IUSS) where she tracked the Soviet Fleet during the Cold War. She then transferred as an Instructor to Readiness Training Facility, Dam Neck VA followed by another tour at Naval Facility Keflavik, Iceland where she was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1992. She attended NROTC at University of Michigan and attained her B.S. in Geology at Eastern Michigan University in 1995 and was subsequently commissioned.
Her shipboard assignments include, Combat Systems Electronics Officer, USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3); Auxiliaries Officer, USS Hue City (CG-66); Chief Engineer, USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and Executive Officer, USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Germantown (LSD 42).
Her shore tours include Commanding Officer, Navy Reserve Center, Cheyenne; Afloat Training Group, Norfolk; Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center, Helena; Flag Secretary for Commander, Second Fleet; and Bureau of Naval Personnel, Chief of Naval Personnel Command. During her Command tours she mobilized troops in support of the World Trade Center attacks and Hurricane Katrina.


Amphibious assault vehicles from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
USS Germantown
USS Germantown (LSD 42) Sailors work toward amphibious warfare certification
A landing craft air cushion exits the USS Germantown (LSD 42) during an exercise
Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, commanding officer of the USS Germantown (LSD 42), answers questions from local media aboard the ship.
USS Germantown (LSD 42) pulls into Manila for a scheduled port visit
MANILA, Philippines - Sailors heave around a mooring line on the forecastle of the USS Germantown (LSD 42)
Marines of the 31st MEU disembark USS Essex (LHD 2) at White Beach Naval Facility.
USS Germantown (lsd42)
USS Germantown Operates in the South China Sea
Mock non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) participants exit a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter
USS Germantown (lsd42)
Quartermaster Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez reads a fairytale book to Thai children.
Germantown Returns to Sasebo upon Completing Cobra Gold 2012
Sailors from USS Germantown render honors as the honor guard parade the colors during the Reunion of Honor Ceremony.
Royal Thai Navy sailors look on as USS Germantown (LSD 42) moors at the Port of Sattahip
USS Germantown (lsd42)

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