USS Lassen
Sea Devils
CDR Walter "Chips" Wrye IV
CDR Walter "Chip" Wrye IV
Commanding Officer (June 2010 - June 2012)

Commander Chip Wrye hails from Plymouth, Massachusetts. He earned his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 1993.

After initial training, CDR Wrye reported aboard USS ARKANSAS (CGN 41) where he served in Engineering Department and then subsequently as First Lieutenant, deploying in support of OPERATION DESERT STRIKE. He later served in USS McINERNEY (FFG 8) as Combat Systems Officer, deploying in 2001 to the Eastern Pacific in support of counter narcotics operations, and then served in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) as Reactor Electrical Assistant, participating in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in 2003. His most recent sea tour was in USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56) where he served as Executive Officer while forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

Ashore, CDR Wrye served as an instructor at Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, UK and as the Surface Nuclear Officer Community Manager at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, TN. He recently completed an assignment as Executive Officer at the Iraqi Training and Advisory Mission (Navy) in Umm Qasr, Iraq.

CDR Wrye holds a Masters of Science in National Security Affairs from the United States Naval War College, a Masters of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelors of Science in Ocean Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. He has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit, service and campaign awards.



Black History Month Celebration
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USS Lassen Celebrates Ten Years of Service
USS Lassen Memorial Day Photo
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USS Lassen and Thai Navy ships steam together during portion of CARAT 2012 Thailand.
The guided-missile destroyers USS Lassen (DDG 82), left, and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) are underway in the Sea of Japan
MCPON Rick West gives a high-five to the youngest Sailor aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82)
Sailors on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) gathered Saturday to reflect on the nine y
Samira McBride's Promotion Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughead promotes Chief Operations Specialist Samira Mcbride
A BQM-74 drone launches from the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided -missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82).
The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82)
USS Lassen (DDG 82)
Sailors prepare for mooring on the foc'sle of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82)
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USS Lassen (DDG 82)
More than 6,000 people stand in a mile-long line for a tour of USS Lassen (DDG 82) at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka
USS Lassen (DDG 82) sailors Load MK-46 torpedo during deployment in Yokosuka, Japan
USS Lassen (DDG 82) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Joseph Aguilera directs an SH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter
Sailors from the USS Lassen (DDG 82) participate in a community service project at the Banglamung Home for Boys
Lassen Sailors Participate in Thailand Flood Relief Efforts
Lassen Sailors Contribute to School Rehabilitation Project in Thailand
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Lassen Participates in TMG Disaster Drill
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USS Lassen (ddg82)

 Served with...

Master Chief (SW/AW) Donald L. Davis, Jr.
CDR Scott C. McClelland
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