|Commander Chris Marvin
Executive Officer (Oct 2014 - Apr 2015)
Commander Marvin was raised in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. He attended The Pennsylvania State University graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. In November 1997 he entered Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned in March of 1998.
His first sea tour of duty was aboard USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) in San Diego, California where he served as the Deck Officer from 1999 to 2001. In November 2001, he reported to USS BLACKHAWK (MHC-58) in Ingleside, Texas as the Engineer Officer serving on BLACKHAWK from 2001 to 2003.
Following his initial sea duty tours, Chris attended The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he earned a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I.
In June 2006, following completion of Department Head and Tactical Action Officer training, Commander Marvin, transferred to Naval Station Pearl Harbor Hawaii and reported for duty as the Engineer Officer aboard USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG-93) where and deployed to the North Arabian Gulf to conduct oil platform defense in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In subsequent sea tours he served as the Engineer Officer aboard USS CHOSIN (CG-65) in Pearl Harbor Hawaii and most recently as Executive Officer aboard USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) in Mayport, Florida .
In addition to his shore tour at the Naval Postgraduate School, Commander Marvin also served ashore on the Commander Naval Surface Force Staff in the N8 Directorate from 2009 to 2011 followed by a one year tour of duty on the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Staff in Djibouti, Africa.
Commander Marvin is currently serving as the Executive Officer in USS SOMERSET (LPD-25), home ported in San Diego, California
Commander Marvin’s awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; and various other unit and service awards.
In his free time Chris enjoys various hobbies including hunting, fly fishing, wood working and Nation Match rifle and pistol competitive marksmanship.