USS Preble
"Intrepid Patriot"
CDR Kurt M. Sellerberg
CDR Kurt M. Sellerberg
Commanding Officer (January 2012 - June 2013)

A native of Stanfordville, New York, Commander Kurt Sellerberg graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in English.

CDR Sellerberg’s previous at sea assignments include Electrical Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant in USS FIFE (DD 991), Engineering Officer in USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53), Materiel Officer in COMDESRON 23 and Executive Officer in USS PREBLE (DDG 88). Throughout his career he has completed multiple deployments and supported numerous operations including counter-drug operations in support of JIATF-W, Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and in operations in support of multi-national Counterpiracy Patrols in the Horn of Africa.

Ashore, CDR Sellerberg earned a Master’s of Arts degree in Foreign Policy and Military Affairs from the Naval War College while serving as an instructor of Naval Science at the U.S. Naval Academy. He also served in the Pentagon on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff as Aide and Deputy Executive Assistant to Director, Surface Warfare (N86) and Director, Warfare Integration (N8F). His most recent shore duty assignment was as a crisis action planner and Deputy Branch Chief, Northeast Asia, Future Operations Division (J35) in HQ USPACOM.

CDR Sellerberg’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Joint Achievement Service Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 Awards), and various meritorious unit, service and campaign awards.


USS Preble Hosts Scientists At Sea
USS Preble (ddg88)
Burial at sea ceremony while underway off the coast of San Diego in the Southern California
USS Preble (ddg88)
Reenlistment ceremony onboard USS Arizona Memorial

 Served with...

CMDCM Jeffery A. Campbell
CDR Robert T. Bryans Jr
CMDCM(SW/AW) Matthew Logsdon
CDR Jeffrey L. Heames
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