USS Michael Murphy
"Lead the Fight"
(August 31, 2018 - Present)
CDR Kevin Louis
Commanding Officer

CDR Kevin Louis graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Following commissioning, he went directly to graduate school at The George Washington University (GWU) under the Immediate Graduate Education Program (IGEP). In January 2002, CDR Louis graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Security Policy Studies.

Following completion of the Surface Warfare Officers School Division Officer Course (SWOSDOC), CDR Louis reported to USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) in Mayport, FL, in July 2002. He completed both Division Officer tours on ROOSEVELT as part of the Division Officer Sequencing Plan (DOSP) and served as Fire Control Officer, Electrical Officer and Navigator.

In August 2005, CDR Louis reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, MD, where he performed duties as a Surface Warfare Analyst and Team Leader specifically focused on asymmetrical threats and Small Boat Warfare.

Following completion of Department Head School in May 2008, CDR Louis reported as Weapons Officer to USS O’KANE (DDG 77) in Pearl Harbor, HI. After completing 12 months in that billet, he assumed duties as Combat Systems Officer for the remaining 30 months of his tour. During his combined tours, O’KANE deployed three times to the Fifth and Seventh Fleet AORs and successfully completed four AEGIS BMD test events (FTX-06, STELLAR AVENGER, FTX-16, FTM-15).

From January 2012 to October 2013, CDR Louis served as PERS-41 Placement Branch Head and Placement Officer for Pacific Fleet Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates, CDS staffs and LCS. From December 2013 to July 2015, he served as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) Basic Division Officer Course (BDOC) in San Diego, CA. His most recent tour was as Executive Officer of USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG 112) from February 2016 to June 2017.

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