USS Hopper (DDG 70)
"Dare and Do"
June 20, 2018 - Present
CDR Holman R. Agard
Commanding Officer

Commander Holman Agard is a native of Brooklyn, New York and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He enlisted in the Navy in June 1992 as an Engineman. He was selected into the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program in 1995 and subsequently attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission through ROTC in 2000.

After completing the Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS) Division Officer Course, CDR Agard reported to USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as the Strike Officer and Training Officer from 2001-2005. From 2005-2008 he served as a Training Liaison Officer in Afloat Training Group Mayport, FL. During this time, he earned an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Webster University.

CDR Agard reported to USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL as the Operations Officer in 2009, conducting one deployment in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN in the Fifth Fleet Operating Area. He then transferred to USS SAN JACINTO as the Operations Officer from 2010 to 2012. Following his department head afloat assignments, CDR Agard reported to Afloat Training Group Norfolk, serving as the Operations Officer from May 2012 to July 2014. In this capacity, he was responsible for the scheduling and execution of initial pre-deployment training of over 50 Atlantic Fleet ships. After his assignment in ATG Norfolk, he was an Information Operations Planner in the Joint Information Operations Warfare Center, where he has conducted two individual deployments in support of Joint Special Operations Command.

CDR Agard most recently completed his assignment as the Executive Officer in USS HOPPER in June 2018.

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