Lieutenant Commander Murawski, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, was commissioned through Officer Candidate School after graduating from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. After attending Surface Warfare Officer’s School in Newport, RI, he reported to USS PORTER (DDG 78), where he served as First Lieutenant and Auxiliaries Officer. During his tour, PORTER completed a deployment to the Fifth Fleet AOR in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and operated in the Sixth Fleet AOR with the NATO Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean. Later in the tour PORTER completed a full basic phase training cycle, participated in the Joint Maritime Course and in the Submariner PCO course. PORTER was awarded two Battle Efficiency awards and the ASW Bloodhound award during his tour. For his second Division Officer tour, LCDR Murawski served as the Operations Officer for MHC Crew PRESTIGE onboard USS FALCON (MHC 59), where he was part of the decommissioning crew. His Department Head tour was in USS STOCKDALE (DDG 106) as Operations Officer. While onboard STOCKDALE he completed the ship’s maiden deployment in the Seventh Fleet AOR and completed SM-6 testing on the way back from deployment.
LCDR Murawski’s first shore assignment was as Flag Lieutenant for the Deputy, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command. He then attended the Naval Postgraduate School and earned a Master’s degree in Applied Physics.
LCDR Murawski’s personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit and campaign awards.