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USS HOWARD (DDG-83)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NHOW

CLASS - BURKE Flight IIa As Built.
Displacement 8373 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 509' 5" (oa) x 66' 11" x 20' (Max)
Armament 1 x 5"/62 RF, Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), 96 VLS Cells,
2 SH-60B helicopters, 8 Harpoon Missiles, 6 x 12.75" TT.
Machinery, 100,000 SHP; 4 GE LM-2500 Gas Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 30+ Knots, Range 4400 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 370.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid Dec 9 1998
Launched Nov 20 1999
Commissioned Oct 20 2001
An active unit of the US Navy.
Homeported in San Diego, CA.

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Howard 67k USS HOWARD’s namesake is Marine Corps First Sergeant Jimmie E. Howard. Born and raised in Burlington, Iowa, Jimmie Howard enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1950 at the age of 21. He proved his valor in Korea awarded the Silver Star. Among his other awards are three Purple Hearts. Sixteen years later the 37 year-old father of six returned again to war, this time in the jungles of Vietnam. Serving as platoon leader, Staff Sergeant Howard and his 18-man platoon from Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division were operating as forward observers deep in enemy territory on Hill 488. Against overwhelming odds in the face of a determined and much larger force of Viet Cong, Staff Sergeant Howard and his men successfully defended their position and platoon until relieved. In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson presented our nation’s highest military honor to Howard for his efforts in Vietnam. GYSGT Jimmie E. Howard stood proudly at attention next to his wife and six children while the story of his heroic stand at Hill 488 was read. President Lyndon B. Johnson then placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of an incredible leader and true American hero. The citation is as follows: "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty. G/Sgt. Howard and his 18-man platoon were occupying an observation post deep within enemy-controlled territory. Shortly after midnight a Viet Cong force of estimated battalion size approached the Marines' position and launched a vicious attack with small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar fire. Reacting swiftly and fearlessly in the face of the overwhelming odds, G/Sgt. Howard skillfully organized his small but determined force into a tight perimeter defense and calmly moved from position to position to direct his men's fire. Throughout the night, during assault after assault, his courageous example and firm leadership inspired and motivated his men to withstand the unrelenting fury of the hostile fire in the seemingly hopeless situation. He constantly shouted encouragement to his men and exhibited imagination and resourcefulness in directing their return fire. When fragments of an exploding enemy grenade wounded him severely and prevented him from moving his legs, he distributed his ammunition to the remaining members of his platoon and proceeded to maintain radio communications and direct air strikes on the enemy with uncanny accuracy. At dawn, despite the fact that 5 men were killed and all but 1 wounded, his beleaguered platoon was still in command of its position. When evacuation helicopters approached his position, G/Sgt. Howard warned them away and called for additional air strikes and directed devastating small-arms fire and air strikes against enemy automatic weapons positions in order to make the landing zone as secure as possible. Through his extraordinary courage and resolute fighting spirit, G/Sgt. Howard was largely responsible for preventing the loss of his entire platoon. His valiant leadership and courageous fighting spirit served to inspire the men of his platoon to heroic endeavor in the face of overwhelming odds, and reflect the highest credit upon G/Sgt. Howard, the Marine Corps, and the U.S. Naval Service." Following retirement from the United States Marine Corps in 1972, Jimmie Howard settled in San Diego working for the local Veterans Affairs office and volunteered as a coach for community youth sports organizations to include serving as an assistant football coach at Point Loma High School. On November 12, 1993 Jimmie Howard passed away at his home in San Diego.Bill Gonyo
Howard 49kArtist's conception of the Howard as built by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Howard 166kUndated, recovering a rigid hull inflatable boat after small boat operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83) in the Gulf of Mexico.Bill Gonyo
Howard 114kUndated, Friends and Family Day Cruise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83) in Galveston, Texas..Bill Gonyo
Howard 87kThe launching ceremony phamphlet.Chester O. Morris
Howard 139kThe launching ceremony November 20 1999.Bill Gonyo
Howard 210kThe launching ceremony November 20 1999.Bill Gonyo
Howard 75kMay 2000 at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.Brian J. Johnson
Howard 92kAs above.Brian J. Johnson
Howard 78kAs above.Brian J. Johnson
Howard 81kA low oblique stern view of the Arleigh Burke Flight IIA Aegis Class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) underway at high speed during her builders acceptance trials on 21 May 2001. Bath Iron Works Photo. ID# DN-SC-03-10003.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 130kA starboard beam view of the Arleigh Burke Flight IIA Aegis Class guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) underway at high speed during her builders acceptance trials on 21 May 2001. Bath Iron Works Photo. ID# DN-SC-03-10000.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 238kUSS Howard (DDG-83) underway off the New England coast during builder's trials, 21 May 2001. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command. Photo # NH 106852-KN.Robert Hurst
Howard 85kUSS Howard Bravo Sea trials photo "Power Shot," May 24 2001.Steven A. Cardali
Howard 103kCommissioning Program for USS Howard (DDG-83) held at Galveston, TX, 20 October 2001.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 108k031109-N-4768W-145. Pacific Ocean, November 9 2003, Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Tina Lamb, from Delran N.J., videotapes the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) from the window of a CH-46D Sea Knight assigned to the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11). Lamb is assigned to USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and is documenting Carrier Strike Group activities during the group's Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Southern California operating area. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Joshua Word.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 70kThe first sunset of the year provides a beautiful backdrop for the guided missile destroyers USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Howard (DDG 83). The ships are decorated with holiday lights as they are moored in San Diego. U.S. Navy photo.Fred Weiss
Howard 79kUSS Howard DDG-83, Pacific Ocean March 31 2004, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) makes her approach alongside the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to perform a Replenishment at Sea (RAS). Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently at sea participating in the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas.Steven A. Cardali
Howard 51k040331-N-6213R-020. Pacific Ocean, March 31 2004, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) makes her approach alongside the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) to perform a Replenishment at Sea (RAS). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 96k040829-N-1513W-105 South China Sea August 29 2004, guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83) prepares to come along side the Military Sealift Command (MSC) fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) for a scheduled replenishment at sea (RAS). Howard and Rainier are currently participating in a scheduled deployment with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (CSG). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Richard R. Waite.Bill Gonyo
Howard 58k040919-N-1513W-142. Indian Ocean, September 19 2004, MH-60S Knighthawks assigned to the "Gunbearers" of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Eleven (HC-11) conduct a vertical replenishment with the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Howard is assigned to the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Carrier Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Richard R. Waite.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 105k041018-N-6213R-026. Pacific Ocean, October 18 2004, waves crash over the bow of the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) during exercises with the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 59k041018-N-0841E-467. Pacific Ocean, October 18 2004, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) cruises behind the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), as it conducts "Plane Guard" duties during early morning flight operations in the Pacific Ocean. The primary mission of the Plane Guard ship is to aid and rescue aircrew if they have to eject from their aircraft upon landing on the aircraft carrier. Stennis and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are at sea on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Oscar Espinoza.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 85k050517-N-1397H-026. San Diego, Calif., May 17 2005, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Walter F. Doran, returns a salute as he passes through a sideboy detail aboard guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Adm. Doran visited the Howard to have a luncheon and meet with the ships junior officers. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Prince A. Hughes III.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 144kAt NavSta San Diego, May 2006.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Howard 103k060913-N-1328S-032. Pacific Ocean, September 13 2006, Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Pat Fox signals a thumbs-up to an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter crew assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 after a safe landing aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Howard and HSL-49 are part of Expeditionary Strike Group 5, which is currently conducting operations in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman James Seward.Bill Gonyo
Howard 153k070304-N-4965F-014. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 4 2007, sailors aboard guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) heave around on a line while mooring pierside Naval Station Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 129k070304-N-4965F-008. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 4 2007, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) prepares to moor pierside Naval Station Pearl Harbor. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 94k070304-N-4965F-009. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 4 2007, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) transits Pearl Harbor as she prepares to moor pierside Naval Station Pearl Harbor. Howard and her crew are currently in port Naval Station Pearl Harbor after returning from a deployment as part of Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group, which is currently conducting Maritime Security Operations in support of 5th Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 39k070304-N-4965F-013. A sailor on board guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) tosses a line to sailors on the pier while mooring at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, March 4, 2007. Howard and its crew are returning from a deployment in the North Arabian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 82k070313-N-2420K-022. San Diego, March 13 2007, family and friends of Electronics Technician 3rd Class Colby Karaim hold up signs in hopes he will see it during a homecoming celebration for guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Howard returned from a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism with USS Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Kulp.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 102k070607-N-2143T-009. Portland, OR, June 7 2007, the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) arrives to help celebrate Portland's Fleet Week festivities during the city's 100th Annual Rose Festival. Howard is one of four U.S. Navy ships visiting Portland for the weeklong celebration. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Maebel Tinoko.Bill Gonyo
Howard 117k070609-N-7732W-603. Portland, OR, June 9 2007, the Honorable William A. Navas Jr., the assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), is greeted by sideboys upon his arrival aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Navas visited Howard to speak to various educators from the city of Portland during the 100th Annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week Celebration. Four Navy ships participated in this year's festival that included USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Vandergrift (FFG 48), USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the USS Howard (DDG 83). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seamen Charles Whetstine.Bill Gonyo
Howard 93k080404-N-4776G-005. April 4 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) steams through the Pacific Ocean during a simulated straights transit and small boat attack drill. She is part of the Ronald Reagan Strike Group conducting composite training unit exercises to prepare for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kathleen Gorby.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 228k080412-N-4133B-260. April 12 2008, a visit, board, search and seizure team members conduct a briefing on a drill onboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), while the ship is conducting a Joint Task Force exercise in the Pacific Ocean. The Howard as part of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is preparing for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist (AW) 3rd Class Benjamin Brossard.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 146k080412-N-4133B-011. April 12 2008, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) transits San Diego Bay, Calif., in route to a Joint Task Force exercise in the Pacific Ocean. The Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are preparing for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist (AW) 3rd Class Benjamin Brossard.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 127k080413-N-1635S-001. Pacific Ocean, April 13 2008, the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) steam towards the early morning sunrise during a simulated straits transit with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while conducting a joint task force exercise in preparation for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 143k080626-N-4009P-364. Philippines, June 26 2008, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Anthony Chavez, of San Bernardino, Calif., looks out from an SH-60F Seahawk assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4 onto the weather deck of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) as it prepares to refuel and continue delivering food and water to devastated areas in the Republic of the Philippines caused by Typhoon Fengshen. The supplies are being delivered from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). At the request of the government of the Republic of the Philippines, Ronald Reagan is off the coast of Panay Island providing humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Ronald Reagan and other U.S. Navy ships are operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to promote peace, cooperation and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Painter.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 124k080808-N-4995K-003. Pacific Ocean, August 8 2008, fuel lines connect the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) to the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), (her flight deck is visible on the right), during a replenishment at sea (RAS). The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chelsea Kennedy.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 197k080806-N-3405C-002. Pacific Ocean, August 6 2008, Gas Turbine System (Mechanical) 2nd Class Conrad Thomas shows off his boots as he walks through the tunnel of USS Howard (DDG 83) Sailors on the guided-missile destroyer's foc'sle during the first "Boot-Off," the ship's shoe-shinning competition. Thomas was a finalist in the competition. Howard is operating in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group to promote peace and stability. U.S. Navy photo by Ensign Kristi Coonfare.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 161k080812-N-1635S-004. Pacific Ocean, August 12 2008, Lt. Cmdr. Leo S. Albea, executive officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83), speaks with chief petty officer selectees about their new role. Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 90k080812-N-1635S-002. Pacific Ocean, August 12 2008, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Ian Healy, assigned to the "Battlecats" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 43, performs a "Pilot Weekly" check on an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter inside the hangar bay of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83). Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 148k080813-N-1635S-001. Pacific Ocean, August 13 2008, Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Samson Kattil, from Hawaii, sounds a boatswain's pipe from the pilothouse of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) into the 1MC before passing a message informing the crew of the conclusion of a counter-measure wash down. Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 133k080815-N-1635S-001. Pacific Ocean, August 15 2008, sailors jump off of the flight deck of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) during a scheduled swim call. The two-hour swim call was the first for Howard this deployment. Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, operating in the western Pacific and Indian oceans. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 58k080917-N-6044L-001. Indian Ocean, September17 2008, pilots from the "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45 conduct a vertical replenishment between the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) and USS Halsey (DDG 97) (not shown). Halsey is deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility with the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group. U.S. Navy photo by LT Austin Long.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 206k080929-N-6764G-092. Indian Ocean, September 29 2008, the missile guided destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) conducts an underway replenishment with USNS John Lenthall. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW) Brian Goodwin.Bill Gonyo
Howard 145kAt NavSta San Diego during May 2009.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Howard 148kView from the "Tiger Cruise," of October 16 2009, on board the USS Howard (DDG-83). From left to right the ships are the USS Gridley (DDG-101), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) and the USS Chancellorsville (CG-62).Ray Gross
Howard 166k091016-N-9132C-084. Pacific Ocean, October 16 2009, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), right, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) transit in the Pacific Ocean. Guided-missile destroyers support carrier, expeditionary and surface strike groups. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is on a routine deployment operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Oliver Cole.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 75kPhilippines Navy corvettes BRP Rizal (PS-74, ex-USS Murrelet) in front of and BRP Pangasinan (PS-31, ex-USS PCE-891) in between the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG-83) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness.Robert Hurst
Howard 109kPhilippines Navy corvettes BRP Rizal (PS-74) and the BRP Pangasinan (PS-31) are underway ahead of the guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG-83) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG-93) in the Sulu Sea, 5 July, during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Katerine Noll. Photo ID: # 110705-N-XR557-190.Robert Hurst
Howard 108kAt San Diego on October 28 2011.Tommy Trampp
Howard 147k131202-N-SV210-062. San Diego, December 2 2013, the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) passes the downtown skyline of San Diego, deparing for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific. Howard will conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 95k131202-N-SP369-161. San Diego, December 2 2013, sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) as the ship departs for a scheduled deployment. Howard departed Naval Base San Diego for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean to conduct theater security cooperation and maritime presence operations with partner nations. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samantha J. Webb.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 122k140402-N-NT265-113. East China Sea, April 2 2014, the guided missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) transits the East China Sea. Howard is participating in Exercise Ssang Yong, an annual combined exercise conducted by U.S. Navy and Marine forces with the Republic of Korea. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christian Senyk.Robert M. Cieri
Howard 17kShips patch.Steven A. Cardali
Howard 30kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Howard 38kShips patch.Mike Smolinski

USS HOWARD DDG-83 History
Note: History is unavailable at this time
This ship was built too late to be covered by the DANFS project

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Joseph Francis Nolan    Oct 20 2001 - Dec 13 2002
CDR Patrick Andrew Piercey    Dec 13 2002 - Nov 12 2004
CDR Carol Ann Hottenrott    Nov 12 2004 - Jul 28 2006
CDR James Michael Lee (Jim) Morgan    Jul 28 2006 - Jan 25 2008
CDR Curtis J. Goodnight    Jan 25 2008 - May 8 2009
CDR William Scott Switzer    May 8 2009 - Mar 17 2011
CDR Andree Elizabeth (Ande) Bergmann    Mar 17 2011 - Sep 21 2012
CDR David G. Zook    Sep 21 2012 - present

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
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Destroyer History Foundation
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Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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