USS John Paul Jones
In Harms Way
CDR Andrew J. Thomson
CDR Andrew J. Thomson 
Commanding Officer (June 2013 - December 2014)

Native of Albuquerque, New Mexico CDR Drew Thomson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. CDR Thomson served in USS GARY (FFG 51) as Auxiliaries Officer and as Combat Information Center Officer in USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52). As a Department Head, he served as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS PINCKNEY (DDG 91). Upon completion of his Department Head assignment, CDR Thomson reported to the staff Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN, embarked on USS NIMITZ, where he served as Surface Strike Officer. His Executive Officer tour was in USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53).

His shore assignments include Afloat Training Group, Pacific as a cruise missile assessor, and as Aide to the Program Director, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (PD-452).

CDR Thomson is a graduate of the Naval War College and holds a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies.

His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and numerous unit and campaign awards.


USS John Paul Jones Wins Ney Award
Midshipmen Experience Life aboard USS John Paul Jones
USS John Paul Jones Welcomes Friends and Family for an Open House
USS John Paul Jones Makes History with Live Fire Missile Tests
USS John Paul Jones successfully completes missile defense test

 Served with...

CDR Matthew H. Hall
Command Master Chief (October 4, 2013 - Present)
(April 22, 2016 - Present)
Executive Officer (November 2014 - April 2016)
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