CDR Nicholas Hoffman

Executive Officer, USS Dewey (DDG 105)

04 April 2021
CDR Nicholas Hoffman
CDR Nicholas Hoffman
CDR Nicholas Hoffman
CDR Nicholas Hoffman
CDR Nicholas Hoffman
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VIRIN: 210405-N-N0831-0003
  Commander Nicholas Hoffman is a native of Elk Grove, California.   He graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004 earning a dual bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in electrical engineering and received his commission through the NROTC program.           
 
Afloat, he most recently served as Commanding Officer, USS CHOSIN (CG 65), homeport shifting the crew from San Diego to Everett to begin her CG modernization availability and reactivation from SLEP. As a Department Head, he served as Chief Engineer on both USS CURTS (FFG 38) and USS PRINCETON (CG 59).  He spent his Division Officer tours in USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) as the Auxiliaries Division Officer and USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as the Damage Control Assistant.  Commander Hoffman has deployed supporting the global war on terrorism during Operation Enduring Freedom and Syrian contingency operations, tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia during Operation Unified Assistance, and counter illicit drug trafficking in Central America for Operation Martillo. 
 
Ashore, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School earning a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and certificate in electric ship power systems.  Following his department head tours, he was assigned to Engineering Assessments Pacific (EAP) as a gas turbine and damage control assessor.  During his tenure at EAP, he deployed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti as an individual augmentee on the United Nations (UN) military staff.  While in Haiti, he was selected as the UN Military Component liaison to Joint Task Force Matthew and USAID during Hurricane Matthew humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts.   After completing his IA tour, he served on the staff of Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE holding positions as the Flag Secretary, Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Training.
 
His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign, unit, and service awards.  He is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award. 
 
 

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