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CDR Parina Somnhot

Past Executive Officer, USS Kidd (DDG 100)

16 March 2021
Commander Parina Somnhot
Commander Parina Somnhot
Commander Parina Somnhot
Commander Parina Somnhot
Commander Parina Somnhot
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VIRIN: 210804-N-N0831-0002
Commander Parina Somnhot is a native of Fairfax, Virginia. She studied Print Journalism and International Relations at Boston University, where she received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps in 2005.
Commander Somnhot completed her Division Officer tours in USS WASP (LHD 1), where she was assigned to engineering and combat systems departments, and USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), where she served as Fire Control Officer. As a Department Head, Commander Somnhot completed tours as Operations Officer in USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108) and USS HUÉ CITY (CG 66). Following her Department Head tours, she commanded USS TYPHOON (PC 5) while forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain. She has deployed to every fleet area of operation, supporting Joint Task Force Lebanon and Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE.
Ashore Commander Somnhot earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Most recently she served as the Operations Officer on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific in Yokosuka, Japan.
Commander Somnhot’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit, service, and campaign awards.
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