Captain Tom Ogden

Deputy Commodore, Commander, Destroyer Squadron 7 (CDS 7)

23 November 2019
CAPT Tim Ogden
CAPT Tim Ogden
CAPT Tim Ogden
CAPT Tim Ogden
CAPT Tim Ogden
Photo By: CDS 7 PAO
VIRIN: 191120-N-N0831-0001
Captain Tom Ogden is a 1998 graduate from the United States Naval Academy and holds a Masters of Arts in Strategic Studies from Georgetown University.

Afloat, he served aboard USS DULUTH (LPD 6), USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60), USS KIDD (DDG 100), and USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53). His most recent sea tour was as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93), deploying to the Western Pacific Ocean and earning the 2016 Battle Effectiveness Award and the Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award.

Ashore, he has served at Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, Fla., leading the United States’ Counter narco-terrorist operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Oceans and Central and South America.  Serving temporary duty at Commander, Third Fleet, he assisted planning and developing their Maritime Operations Center.  He served at U.S. Pacific Command as the Executive Assistant to the Director for Operations and as a Future Operations Planner, and at U.S. Pacific Fleet as the Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group and Special Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  He most recently served as a White House Fellow, where he was the Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He reported to Destroyer Squadron SEVEN in October 2019 as Deputy Commodore, and assumed command in February 2021.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Battle Efficiency (3 Awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Citation (3 awards), Humanitarian Service Medal, and other individual and unit awards. He is the co-author of the professional naval books “Division Officer’s Guide” and “Watch Officer’s Guide.”
 
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