USS Michael Murphy
"Lead the Fight"
Commanding Officer (September 2014 - March 2016)
CDR Todd E. Hutchison
Commanding Officer (September 2014 - March 2016)

Commander Hutchison is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Navy in November 1995 as a nuclear Machinist's Mate, and just prior to completion of that training was selected for Officer's Candidate School as a Surface Warfare Officer.

At sea, his first assignment was to the pre-commissioning crew of USS O'KANE (DDG 77), serving as the Damage Control Assistant from October 1998 to March 2001. His next assignment was aboard the USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) as the Ordnance/Fire Control Officer and Force Protection Officer from April 2001 to June 2002. As a Department Head, he served as Operations Officer aboard the USS CHAFEE (DDG 90) from March 2005 to August 2006, where he deployed with her to the Central Command area of responsibility as part of NIMITZ Strike Group. His next assignment was as the Operations Officer for Destroyer Squadron 50 in Bahrain from September 2006 to September 2007.

Ashore, CDR Hutchison participated in the Washington DC Intern Program from 2002 to 2004. After his Department Head tours, he served as a force structure analyst at OPNAV N81 from October 2007 to September 2009, and as a budget analyst in J-8, Program and Budget Analysis Division, from October 2009 to July 2012. CDR Hutchison reported to USS MICHAEL MURPHY as Executive Officer in May 2013 and assumed command in September 2014.

CDR Hutchison holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from The George Washington University.


USS Michael Murphy Departs for Maiden Deployment to Western Pacific
Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with Coast Guard
Michael Murphy Enhances Maritime Security Patrols with USCG
Michael Murphy Enhances Interoperability with French Ship
USS Michael Murphy Lends a Hand in Malaysia
Special Operations Forces Conduct Training Aboard USS Michael Murphy in 7th Fleet
Michael Murphy Honored in Ireland
USS Michael Murphy Arrives in Hong Kong to Experience its Culture
USS MICHAEL MURPHY Homecoming May 21, 2015
Irish Veterans Association
Fleet Master Chief Visits USS Hopper, USS Michael Murphy

 Served with...

CMDCM(SW) Adrian McCown
CDR Robert A. Heely (September 2014 - February 2016)
FCCM Jamison Meyer (October 3, 2015 - Present)
Commanding Officer (December 2015 - Present)
Executive Officer (February 2016 - Present)
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