|CDR Abigail Hutchins
Commanding Officer (August 2015 - February 2017)
CDR Abigail Hutchins, a native of West Chicago, Illinois, was commissioned through the ROTC program at Northwestern University, where she graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She holds a Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego.
CDR Hutchins’ sea duty includes division officer assignments as Communications Officer in USS WADSWORTH (FFG 9) and Fire Control Officer in USS DECATUR (DDG 73), and department head assignments as Operations Officer in USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91) and in Destroyer Squadron 23.
CDR Hutchins served ashore as a Training Liaison Officer at Afloat Training Group Pacific; as a Congressional Liaison in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Financial Management and Comptroller; and as an action officer in the Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J8) of the Joint Staff.