Commanding Officer (June 16, 2017 - Present)
LCDR Kurt Albaugh
Commanding Officer

LCDR Kurt Albaugh hails from Williamsville, New York. He graduated with distinction with the United States Naval Academy’s Class of 2006, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Honors English. LCDR Albaugh also holds a Master of Arts from George Mason University in English and a Master of Arts with Honors from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Security Studies. He holds a diploma from the Naval War College.

LCDR Albaugh’s sea tours include deployments with every Numbered Fleet. He served in USS McCLUSKY (FFG 41) as Combat Information Center Officer and Auxiliaries Officer; in USS CARNEY (DDG 64) as Fire Control Officer, Force Protection Officer, Navigator, and Boarding Officer; in USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108) as Engineer Officer; and in USS SCOUT (MCM 8) as Executive Officer. He assumed the duties of Executive Officer in the forward-deployed USS DEVASTATOR (MCM 6) in March 2016 and assumed command in June 2017.

Ashore, LCDR Albaugh served as an Instructor in the Department of English at the United States Naval Academy and as Director of the Naval Academy’s Writing Center.

LCDR Albaugh’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards. LCDR Albaugh was also the 2010 winner of the Arleigh Burke Award for Operational Excellence.

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