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Commanding Officer

Commander Patrick R. Murphy
Commanding Officer

Click for high resolutionCommander Murphy is a native of Massachusetts and graduated from The Citadel in 1999 with a BA in History. He reported as Commanding Officer in USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) in August 2017.

His afloat tours were in USS JOHN YOUNG (DD 973) as Strike Officer, Weapons Officer and Navigator; USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) as Engineer Officer; USS PRINCETON (CG 59) as Engineer Officer; MCM Crew DOMINANT as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer embarked in USS CHAMPION (MCM 4), USS SCOUT (MCM 8), and USS DEVASTATOR (MCM 6); and USS BAINBRIDGE (DDG 96) as Executive Officer. Throughout these tours he deployed five times to the Arabian Gulf, conducted a Counter-Narcotics deployment and served in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces out of Yokosuka, Japan.
His tours ashore include Navigation and Seamanship Instructor, NROTC Unit Virginia Military Institute; Olmsted Scholar Program in Munich, Germany; and Navy Personnel Command (PERS-41) in Millington, Tennessee.
CDR Murphy’s decorations and awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (7 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various unit and campaign decorations.