USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115)
"Fortis ad Finem"
(September 16, 2019 - Present)
CDR Chad J. Trubilla
Commanding Officer

Commander Trubilla, a native of Hometown, Pennsylvania, was a 2001 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He is also a 2008 graduate of the United States Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

A Surface Warfare Officer, he began his sea duty assignments with tours onboard USS HOWARD (DDG 83) as Fire Control Division Officer, Force Protection Officer, and Assistant Engineer Officer. Department Head tours were as Engineer Officer onboard MCM Rotational Crew LEADER and Engineer Officer onboard USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57).

Ashore, his initial assignment was at the United States Naval Academy as a Seamanship and Navigation Instructor in the Department of Professional Development. Following his Department Head tours, he served as Deputy Executive Assistant and an Aide to Commander, U. S. Third Fleet, then at Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) in the headquarters Doctrine and Tactics (N5) Directorate.

He is a graduate of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) Course where he was the Class 15030 Arleigh Burke Award recipient.

His previous tour before assuming command was as Executive Officer onboard USS RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG 115).

Commander Trubilla has earned various service, unit, and personal awards which he faithfully credits to the fine Sailors with whom he has proudly served.


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