CDR John C. Howard
CDR John C. Howard
Commanding Officer (August 2010 - August 2012)

Commander Colby Howard is a native of Norton, Virginia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and was commissioned an Ensign in July 1992.

At-Sea assignments include Combat Information Center Officer and Navigator in USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG 71), commissioning Engineer Officer in USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80), Commanding Officer in USS MONSOON (PC 4), and Commanding Officer in USS SALVOR (ARS 52).

Shore-duty assignments include Navigation and Seamanship Instructor and Officer Programs Recruiting Officer with the Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, J35 Future Operations Planner in the United States Pacific Command, and Scenario Manager for ISAF and NATO Joint Staff training at the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Stavanger, Norway.

Commander Howard earned a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, and is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and the Norwegian National War College. He is a Joint Qualified Officer and holds a National Security subspecialty for Europe, Russia and Associated States.


USS DEWEY test fires the US NAVY’s first SM6 missiles
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) with USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) at sea
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Fire Controlmen Speak with a Royal Brunei Navy officer During CARAT Brunei 2011
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Sailors in Security Reactionary Force-Bravo (SRF-B) Training
USS Dewey (DDG 105) Sailors with rigid-hull inflatable boat in passenger transfer exercise
USS Dewey (DDG105)
USS Dewey (ddg105)

 Served with...

CMDCM Douglas W. Lattimer
LCDR Russell Evans
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