CDR Molly L. Lawton

Commanding Officer, USS Cape St. George (CG 71)

05 October 2020
Commander Molly L. Lawton
Commander Molly L. Lawton
Commander Molly L. Lawton
Commander Molly L. Lawton
Commander Molly L. Lawton
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VIRIN: 211014-N-N0831-0001
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Commander Lawton commissioned from the NROTC program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. 

Afloat, CDR Lawton served in USS PRINCETON (CG-59) as CIC Officer and Admin Officer.  Subsequent sea tours included assignments in USS STOCKDALE (DDG-106) as the Fire Control Officer and USS DECATUR (DDG-73) where she served as Weapons Officer, Combat Systems Officer, and Executive Officer.
Ashore, CDR Lawton served in the Current Operations directorate at CNE-CNA-C6F in Naples, Italy, as an action officer in the Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection and the Air Operations offices. She earned her Anti-Submarine/Anti-Surface Warfare Tactics Instructor patch and served at Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Sea Combat Division as a Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training Planner.
Her personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service and campaign awards.



CG 71 CO
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