USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115)
"Fortis ad Finem"
April 7, 2018 - Present
CDR Aaron DeMeyer
Commanding Officer

Commander Aaron DeMeyer is a 2000 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he was an offshore sailor and studied Naval Architecture.

At sea, Aaron commissioned USS HOWARD (DDG 83) in 2001 as the anti-submarine warfare officer; he went on to serve as navigator aboard USS RENTZ (FFG 46), as well as weapons officer and combat systems officer aboard USS NORMANDY (CG 60). His most recent sea tour was as executive officer in USS RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG 115). He has conducted a counter-narcotics deployment, deployed in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s first circumnavigation of Africa, served as air-defense commander for two carrier strike groups, and deployed to Haiti in support of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.

Ashore, Aaron earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006. He also served as flag aide to Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic, Rear Adm. David Thomas. In addition, he served as cruiser/destroyer placement officer and assistant surface officer community manager/metrics analysis while assigned to Commander, Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee.

Aaron has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), as well as various personal, unit, and service decorations.


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