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CDR Justin Bummara

Past Executive Officer, USS Stockdale (DDG 106)

01 December 2020
Commander Justin Bummara
Commander Justin Bummara
Commander Justin Bummara
Commander Justin Bummara
Commander Justin Bummara
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A central New Jersey native, Commander Justin Bummara graduated from Norwich University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management) and was commissioned through Norwich’s NROTC program.  He holds a Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) from the Naval Postgraduate School, where he also completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) I. He attended the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) at the Joint Forces Staff College and completed JPME II.

Commander Bummara served division officer tours as main propulsion assistant aboard USS Anzio (CG 68) and navigator aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70).  As a department head, he served as chief engineer aboard USS Higgins (DDG 76) and as materiel (N4)/chief staff officer for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) SEVEN. Ashore, Commander Bummara served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations as an action officer in Readiness Reporting (OPNAV N43). While assigned to N43, he deployed as an individual augmentee with Joint CREW Composite Squadron One (JCCS-1), having assignments as battalion and brigade electronic warfare officer (EWO), as well as mobile training team officer-in-charge. 

He later served as integrated air and missile defense section head in the Assessment Division (OPNAV N81) and as an action officer in the Current Operations Division of the Joint Staff (J33). Commander Bummara reported as executive officer aboard USS Stockdale (DDG 106) in May 2020.

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