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CAPT David M. Rowland
Commander Coastal Riverine Group Two
CAPT Rowland was raised in Halifax, Virginia. He was awarded an NROTC scholarship to attend the University of Virginia where he graduated and received his commission in 1993.
His first tour of duty was aboard USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), where he served as First Lieutenant. DDG 51 conducted operations in support of Operation Support Democracy in the Caribbean and also deployed to Sixth Fleet. In January 1996, CAPT Rowland reported to the Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida, with follow-on orders to the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina.
In February 1997, CAPT Rowland reported to USS South Carolina (CGN 37) and served as Machinery Division Officer and later as the Main Propulsion Assistant. While onboard CGN 37, CAPT Rowland qualified as Nuclear Engineer Officer. In February 1999, CAPT Rowland reported to the NROTC Unit at the University of Notre Dame as the Freshman Instructor and Advisor. While there, he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University at South Bend.
Following Department Head School, CAPT Rowland reported to USS Barry (DDG 52) as Operations Officer. In October 2003, CAPT Rowland reported to USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the Reactor Training Assistant. CVN 73 deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf to conduct operations in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
In February 2006, CAPT Rowland reported to USS Gary (FFG 51) as the Executive Officer. GARY was forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan, and conducted numerous international exercises.
In February 2008, CAPT Rowland reported to Air Forces Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, VA, as the Officer in Charge of the Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team. As the OIC, CAPT Rowland was responsible for the training and maintenance programs in each of the six Atlantic Fleet CVNs.
In July 2010, CAPT Rowland assumed command of USS Curtis (FFG 38) in San Diego, CA, as part of Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Three.
From December 2011 to December 2015, CAPT Rowland served as the Officer in Charge of the Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team to Air Forces Pacific Fleet.
From January 2016 to January 2019, CAPT Rowland served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning (N3) to Naval Surface Force Atlantic Fleet.
In April 2019, CAPT Rowland reported to Coastal Riverine Group TWO, as the Deputy Commander. Currently CAPT Rowland has assumed command as the Commander, Coastal Riverine Group TWO.
CAPT Rowland’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2 gold stars), and the Navy Commendation Medal (4 gold stars).