|Captain Ann McCann
Captain Ann McCann is a native of Clearfield, Utah. She is a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a 2007 graduate of the Naval Command and Staff program at the Naval War College with a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
After graduation from the Naval Academy, Captain McCann was designated as a Surface Warfare Officer. Her operational assignments include USS HAYLER (DD 997), USS ASHLAND (LSD 48), USS PORTER (DDG 78), Destroyer Squadron FIFTY, and USS HALSEY (DDG 97). She served as Commanding Officer in USS RUSSELL (DDG 59) and USS McCLUSKY (FFG 41).
Captain McCann’s assignments ashore include Personal Protocol Officer for the Commander, Supreme Allied Command Atlantic and United States Joint Forces Command; Maritime Domain Chief and Maritime Trainer for the Current Operations Division, Operations Directorate, Headquarters United States Northern Command; Executive Officer for the Director of Operations, United States Northern Command; European Branch Head for the Director of International Engagement for the Chief of Naval Operations; and United States Fleet Forces Command Liaison Officer to Chief of Naval Operations Staff.
While in command of USS McCLUSKY (FFG 41), she led her crew through a six-month independent deployment to the FOURTH Fleet Area of Operations. The “Mighty Mac” conducted 10 boardings with the assistance of three Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachments (LEDETs), resulting in six interdictions and the disruption of over 3800 kilograms of cocaine, and the capture of 17 suspected drug traffickers. Following deployment, McCLUSKY returned to San Diego and was decommissioned after 31 years of distinguished active naval service.
Captain McCann’s decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and other personal and campaign awards. She reported to Destroyer Squadron SEVEN in September 2018.