(June 25, 2019 - Present)
CDR Courtney P. Taft
Commanding Officer

At sea, she served as the Electronics Maintenance Officer and Combat Information Center Officer aboard USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39); Training Officer aboard USS Milius (DDG 69); and Operations Officer aboard USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Princeton (CG 57). She has completed multiple deployments to Fifth and Seventh fleets, and supported the 2004 tsunami relief efforts in South East Asia while deployed with USS Milius.

Commander Taft’s tours ashore include Navigation/Seamanship instructor at Surface Warfare Officer School, Newport, Rhode Island; Deputy Executive Assistant, lead Amphibious exercise and plans officer, and Schedule of Events Coordinator for RIMPAC 2014 to Commander, U.S. Third Fleet, and Safety Officer and team lead for the Ready Relevant Learning and Sailor 2025 initiatives for Aegis Training and Readiness Center, Dahlgren, VA.

Commander Taft’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service and campaign awards.

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