Executive Officer (May 2015 - Present)
LCDR Joseph Hamilton
Executive Officer

LCDR Hamilton is a native of Green Pond, SC. He is a 2005 graduate of The Citadel where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

His sea assignments were in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as Operations Information Division Officer and Antisubmarine Warfare Officer. He remained onboard for his second Division Officer tour as Navigator. During his tour, PHILIPPINE SEA completed three deployments in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He served in USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) as Operations Officer where RUSSELL executed an almost $90 Million EDSRA and the Basic Phase training cycle.

Ashore, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Financial Management and Joint Professional Military Education Phase I from the Naval Postgraduate School. His following tour was as Flag Aide to the Commander, Navy Region Midwest in Great Lakes, IL.

LCDR Hamilton's decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and other campaign awards.
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