Commander Patrick M. Chapman
CDR Chapman graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in English.
At sea, he served as strike officer in USS O’KANE (DDG 77) out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and reactor mechanical division officer aboard USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) out of San Diego, California. For his department head tours, he was forward-deployed out of Yokosuka, Japan as operations officer in USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) and operations officer (N3) for Destroyer Squadron 15, embarked in USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73).
Ashore, he served as an English instructor at the Naval Academy, White House social aide from 2009-2010, legislative fellow on the staff of Congressman Joe Courtney of Connecticut, and executive assistant to the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs.
He holds a master’s in English from the University of Maryland and a master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
CDR Chapman has earned various personal, unit, service and campaign awards.