USS Fitzgerald
"Protect Your People"
Commanding Officer (December 15, 2015 - Present)
Commander Robert Shu 
Commanding Officer (December 2015 - May 2017)

Commander Rob Shu was raised in Hermiston, Oregon. He received his commission through Officer Candidate School in 1998.

Commander Shu has served at sea aboard USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54) as Communications Officer, USS CUSHING (DD 985) as Auxiliaries Officer and Navigator, USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) as Engineer Officer and USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) as both Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.​​

Commander Shu served ashore as Flag Secretary for Commander, U.S. SECOND Fleet and at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J5 Directorate, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction division.

He graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelors of Arts and a Bachelors of Science in History. He holds a Masters of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and has completed Phase I of his Joint Professional Military Education.

CDR Shu served as Executive officer in USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) from May 2014 until December 2015.

Commanders Shu’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal, and various Unit and Service awards.


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USS FITZGERALD Change of Command Ceremony December 15, 2015

 Served with...

Command Master Chief (October 23, 2014 - Present)
Executive Officer (November 25, 2015 - Present)
March 12, 2017 - Present
Command Master Chief (August 2017 - Present)
(August 26, 2017 - Present)
December 2, 2017 - Present
December 16, 2017 - Present
June 19, 2018 - Present
(December 4, 2019 - Present)
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