Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive


Contributed by Frank M. Egger

USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)



CDR. Damon K. Amaral

CDR Amaral was born and raised in Conventry, Rhode Island. He attended Basic Training at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Nuclear Field Electronics Technician (ET) ĎAí School, and Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL from 1990-1991. He was awarded a four year NROTC scholarship to attend Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he graduated and received his commission in 1995.

His first tour of duty was aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), where he served as 1st Division Officer and later, COMSEC Material (CMS) Custodian. In 1997, CDR Amaral reported to the USS WASP (LHD-1) where he served as the Auxiliaries Officer (AUXO).

In 2002, CDR Amaral reported to USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50) as the Operations Officer and deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then served as the Operations Officer (N3) for Commander, Amphibious Squadron TWO (COMPHIBRON TWO). In November 2009, he returned to USS CARTER HALL to serve as Executive Officer as part of XO/CO fleet up.

CDR Amaralís tours ashore include Administration Officer to the Surface Warfare Officerís School (SWOS) Department Head Course and Action Officer to Commander, North American Air Defense (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM). While assigned to SWOS, he obtained a Masterís Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island and also attended the Navy War College following his Department Head tours where he obtained a Masterís Degree in Strategic Studies.


Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Dock Landing Ship Photo Index Back To The USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) Main Page
Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
All pages copyright NavSource Naval History