CDR James H. Hoey
Commanding Officer
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Cmdr. James H. Hoey, a native of Santa Rosa, California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2001. In 2007, he received a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs in East Asia from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College where he was awarded the Joint and Combined Warfighting School Director's writing award.  
His career as a surface warfare officer includes assignments as the main propulsion assistant and first lieutenant aboard USS Decatur (DDG 73); navigator aboard USS San Jacinto (CG 56); chief engineer aboard USS Crommelin (FFG 37); and combat systems officer aboard USS Dewey (DDG 105).
 
Ashore, he has served as an associate fellow at the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (SSG XXVI), branch chief for interagency operations at the United States Africa Command, and operations officer at the Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center.  
Hoey is a member of the Dirty Dozen, the first graduates of the surface warfare community antisubmarine/anti-surface warfare instructor (ASW/SUW WTI) course, where he was awarded as the Top Tactician.  
He is currently assigned as commanding officer of USS Charleston (LCS 18).
 
His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various individual and unit meritorious, service, and campaign awards.
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