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Commanding Officer (May 2, 2013 - Present) 
Lieutenant Commander Kevin McCormick
Commanding Officer

A native of Bear, Delaware, LCDR Kevin McCormick graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.

At sea, LCDR McCormick served in USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) under the Division Officer Sequencing Plan as Damage Control Assistant, Training Officer, and Navigator from June 2002 to June 2006. During his tour, ARLEIGH BURKE deployed to the Mediterranean as a member of Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO in support of Operation Active Endeavor.

As a Department Head he served as Chief Engineer onboard USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) from October 2009 to December 2011 during which the command served as Air Defense Commander for the GEORGE WASHINGTON Strike Group and provided humanitarian assistance during Operation Tomodachi.

LCDR McCormick was selected for Early Command in 2010 and served as Executive Officer in USS DEFENDER (MCM 2) from July 2012 to April 2013.

Ashore, LCDR McCormick served as Operations, Training, and Weapons Officer in Beachmaster Unit TWO in Little Creek Virginia.

LCDR McCormick’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and selection as the 2011 Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific Surface Warfare Officer of the Year.
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