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Commander Pat Eliason
Commanding Officer

Click for high resolutionCDR Pat Eliason is a native of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2000 with a degree in Economics. 

His sea duty assignments include Communications Officer in USS ROBERT G BRADLEY (FFG 49); Machinery Division Officer in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65); Operations Officer in USS ROSS (DDG 71); and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).
 
Ashore, he served as an Instructor at the United States Naval Academy; Surface Nuclear Detailer
at Navy Personnel Command (PERS-412N); and a Counterterrorism Planner at United
States Special Operations Command and liaison to the Joint Staff J5 Transregional Threats Coordination Cell.
 
CDR Eliason earned his Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and is a Joint Qualified Officer.  After serving as Executive Officer from June 2017 to October 2018, he assumed command of USS THE SULLIVANS (DDG 68) in November 2018 as the ship's twentieth commanding officer