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CAPT Gervy Alota

Past Commanding Officer, USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)

10 July 2020

Captain Gervy Alota
Captain Gervy Alota
Captain Gervy Alota
Captain Gervy Alota
Captain Gervy Alota
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 210521-N-N0831-0101
Captain Gervy Alota is a Surface Warfare Officer and the son of a Navy Chief.  He is a native of San Diego, CA, a proud graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and was named team Captain of the Navy Football team his senior year.  He holds a Master’s degree from Webster University.

At sea, he deployed on USS John A. Moore (FFG 19), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), and USS Comstock (LSD 45).  He served as the OIC and Commissioning Officer of the very first LCS MCM Mission Package Detachment, and commanded the USS Comstock (LSD 45) and USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). 

His staff assignments include Joint War Plans Officer for Third Fleet, Instructor for the Sea Combat Command Syndicate at Tactical Training Group Pacific, Chief Staff Officer for Amphibious Squadrons One and Five, Deputy Chief of Staff for Expeditionary Strike Group Three, Deputy Director for Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center Sea Combat Division and Deputy Executive Assistant for the Vice Chief of Naval Operations. He has served on teams that have been recognized with numerous awards including Battle Efficiency, Golden Anchor Retention Excellence and the CNO Safety awards. 

He is the recipient of multiple Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Commendation and Achievement Medals, and the Army Achievement Medal.


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