Commanding Officer (July 2010 - July 2012) 
CDR Homer R. Denius
Commanding Officer (July 2010 - July 2012)

Commander Denius is native of Tallahassee, Florida and raised in Big Horn, Wyoming. He was accepted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated and received his commission in 1994.

Following commissioning CDR Denius’ first tour of duty was aboard USS Ardent (MCM 12), where he served as CIC Officer and later, the Operations Officer. In 1997, CDR Denius reported to USS WASP (LHD 1) for his second Division officer tour where he served as the Fire Control Officer.

In 2001, CDR Denius attended the Surface Warfare Department Head School and subsequently reported to USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50) and served as the Operations Officer. In March 2003, CDR Denius reported to his second Department Head tour aboard the USS BATAAN (LHD 5) where he deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In October 2006, CDR Denius reported to USS GERMANTOWN (LSD 42) as the Executive Officer where he deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf with the TARAWA Expeditionary Strike Group.

CDR Denius’ tours ashore include Flag Lieutenant to the Commander, Amphibious Group Two; student at the Naval War College Newport, R.I., and most recently a Congressional Fellowship where he served as the Military Legislative Assistant to Congressman Gene Taylor (MS), Chairman of the Seapower and Expeditionary Warfare Subcommittee.

CDR Denius assumed command of the USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52) on July 31, 2010.

CDR Denius’ personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards) and various unit and service awards.


USS Pearl Harbor Sailor Plots a Course on a Navigational Chart of the Arabian Sea
A landing craft, air cushioned, approaches the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52).
A rigid-hull inflatable boat assigned to the USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), not shown, transfers personnel to the USS Makin Island
The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) sits pier side after arriving in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. Sailors and
Sailors and Marines from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) participated in a community relations projec
Operations Specialist Seaman Cortney Jackson, right, shows Midshipman 3rd Class Ryan Ewanchew how to plot a course on a chart ab
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Matthew Montalbano loads a .50-caliber machine gun during a small craft action team exercise.
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) Rescues Sailors in Gulf of Arden
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrives in Singapore for a scheduled port visit.
USS Pearl Harbor pulls into Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit
USS Pearl Harbor Hawaii Port Visit
USS Pearl Harbor Deploys
Pearl Harbor Sailors Frocked on Thanksgiving
USS Pearl Harbor Sailors, Marines Reflect on Ship's Namesake
USS Pearl Harbor LSD52
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
Susan L. Ziadeh, U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, receives a guided tour of USS Pearl Harbor from Cmdr. Homer Denius, Pearl Harbor’s CO
Cmdr. Michael Harris, executive officer of USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), operates the nozzle of a fire hose during damage control t
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)
Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class Joshua Kennedy supervises Fire Controlman 3rd Class Megan Roche
 Seaman Joy Bonnett embraces one of her former caregivers during a community service event.
Sailors and Marines salute the colors aboard the USS Pearl Harbor
USS Pearl Harbor (lsd52)

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