|CDR Anthony L. Webber
Commanding Officer (February 2017 - June 2018)
A native of Houston, Texas, Commander Webber graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Medicine and commissioned into the Navy through Naval ROTC.
Afloat, Commander Webber completed his division officer tours aboard the amphibious USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) as the Damage Control Division Officer and then aboard the destroyer USS STETHEM (DDG 63) as the Fire Control Officer. Later, he completed his department head tours aboard the destroyer USS MAHAN (DDG 72) as the Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. During his tours, he completed three deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of Standing NATO Maritime Group One, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Commander Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. Commander Webber took command of USS DEWEY (DDG 105) on February 10th, 2016.
Ashore, Commander Webber served as the Training and Manpower Officer for Navy Operation Support Center, Fort Worth, Texas. He attended the National Defense University, Joint Advanced Warfighting School earning a Master of Science degree in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy as well as completing Joint Professional Military Education Phase I and II. Commander Webber later served as a Strategic Operational Planner for the Joint Staff Information Operation Warfare Center and completed one deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Commander Webber’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with Gold Star) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with Gold Stars) as well as multiple unit and service awards.