|CDR Tin T. Tran
Commander Tin T. Tran enlisted in 1998, and attended Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, IL. Upon graduation, he was assigned to USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan under the Seamen Apprenticeship program. In 2000 he was selected for the Broaden Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program and he received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Jacksonville University.
He received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2003 from the University of Jacksonville, Masters of Science in Global Leadership in 2010 from the University of San Diego, and Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies in 2015 from the US Naval War College and is a graduate of the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School.
Commander Tran's sea assignments include Communications Officer, USS DEXTROUS (MCM-13), Electrical Officer, USS CHAMPION (MCM-4), and Fire Control Officer, USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (CG-71), Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer, USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85). During his time onboard USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85), the crew's hard work and dedication enabled USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) to earn the 2012 Battle Efficiency Award.
Ashore, he served as the Fleet Watch Officer on the Staff of US Naval Central Command/US FIFTH Fleet, Deputy Current Operations Officer for Combined Maritime Force staff, Fleet Liaison Officer for NSWC Corona, Joint Operations Planner for US Naval Central Command/US FIFTH Fleet and Action Officer on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, N96 Surface Warfare Directorate.
Commander Tran's awards include the Navy Commendation Medal with six gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards. He was an honored recipient of the 2013 Surface Navy Association's Admiral Arleigh Burke Surface Warfare Excellence Award