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CAPT Sharif H. Calfee

Past Commanding Officer, USS Shiloh (CG 67)

05 December 2020
Captain Sharif H. Calfee
Captain Sharif H. Calfee
Captain Sharif H. Calfee
Captain Sharif H. Calfee
Captain Sharif H. Calfee
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VIRIN: 210802-N-N0831-0002
A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Capt. Sharif H. Calfee graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1996 with a B.S. in Computer Science, the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in 2003 with a M.S. in Computer Science and Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy (International Relations concentration) in 2019.

Afloat, he most recently served as the Commanding Officer, USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and prior to that Executive Officer, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan from December 2011 to December 2014. From February 2004 to October 2006, he served as Weapons Officer & Combat Systems Officer aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52).  From May 1999 to December 2000, he was assigned to USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as the Fire Control Officer.  He served in USS Elrod (FFG 55) from February 1997 to February 1999 as the Communications Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. 

Ashore, Calfee was selected for the academic year 2017-18 Federal Executive Fellowship program and served as the U.S. Navy National Security Fellow to the Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), a national security policy analysis think-tank in Washington, D.C., where he focused on U.S. defense strategy, Indo-Asia-Pacific strategy and artificial intelligence/unmanned autonomous systems issues.  He previously served as the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Surface Forces from January 2015 to June 2017.  A Joint Qualified Officer, he was assigned to The Joint Staff, J-5 Strategic Plans & Policy Directorate as a Strategic Planner/Pol-Mil Action Officer where he worked on counterterrorism security assistance/cooperation issues.  From January 2007 to February 2009, he served as the Surface Warfare Junior Officer Sea & Shore Assignments Coordinator at the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-41).  Calfee currently serves as the commanding officer aboard USS SHILOH (CG 67).

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