|CDR Douglas W. Kunzman
Commander Douglas Kunzman entered Naval Service in 1980 as a Nuclear Trained Electricians Mate, completing several deployments aboard Submarines. In 1989 he was selected into the Enlisted Commissioning Program. In December 1992 he was commissioned after completing his Bachelors degree at the University of New Mexico.
Commander Kunzman’s initial sea assignment was in USS ANZIO (CG 68) as Auxiliaries Officer, Main Propulsion Assistant and Navigator. Follow on sea tours include; Engineering Officer aboard USS STOUT (DDG 55) and Executive Officer aboard USS MASON (DDG 87). Commander Kunzman commanded PCU GRAVELY and then assumed command of USS GRAVELY (DDG 107) until December 2011.
His shore assignments include Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Idaho and Washington State University, where he completed his Masters degree. Assessor and Mentor assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Propulsion Examining Board and Flag Aide to Commander Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington DC. Commander Kunzman’s most recent shore assignment was as a Joint Planner at JFCOM-JECC. During this period Commander Kunzman completed a tour as the infrastructure lead for the ePRT in Ramadi, IRAQ assisting in restoring fuel and electricity into AL ANBAR Province.
Before assuming Command of the Regional Support Organization (RSO) Commander Kunzman served as Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG3) Operations Officer (N3) aboard USS STENNIS (CVN 74).
Commander Kunzman’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various unit and service awards.