USS Preble
"Intrepid Patriot"

Commander Allen L. Maxwell, Jr.
Commanding Officer (April 2016 - Present)


Commander Maxwell assumed duties as Commanding Officer, USS PREBLE (DDG 88) in July 2017. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Commander Maxwell enlisted in 1986 and received his commission through the Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1999.

His enlisted sea assignments as an Operations Specialist include USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) and USS KIDD (DDG 993). During his tour in these ships he completed five deployments. He also held NECs as an ASTAC, AIC, and SYS-2 Operator.

His sea assignments include Anti-submarine and Electronic Warfare Officer in USS KLAKRING (FFG 42); Fire Control & BMD Officer and Weapons Officer in USS RUSSELL (DDG 59); Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS CHOSIN (CG 65). He commanded Patrol Coastal Crew GOLF in USS MONSOON (PC 4), USS CHINOOK (PC 9) and USS THUNDERBOLT (PC 12).

His enlisted shore assignments were at RTC Orlando where he became a Range Master and earned his certification as a Master Training Specialist; Nuclear Power School where he served as the Education Services Officer (ESO) and was selected as an Officer Candidate in the Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1996.

Ashore he served as Navy Energy Officer, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and Surface Operations and Executive Officer, Commander ASW Forces Third Fleet.

Commander Maxwell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Airway Science conferred from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Additionally, he is a warrior-scholar of the Gravely Advanced Research Group and holds a Master of Art degree in National Security and Strategic Studies conferred from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.



USS Preble

 Served with...

(April 1, 2016- Present)
November 3, 2017 - Present
(October 2018 - Present)
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