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CDR Joseph Abrutz

Past Executive Officer, USS Kansas City (LCS 22)

02 June 2021
Commander Joseph Abrutz
Commander Joseph Abrutz
Commander Joseph Abrutz
Commander Joseph Abrutz
Commander Joseph Abrutz
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VIRIN: 210921-N-N0831-0001
A native of Cameron, Missouri, Cmdr. Joseph Abrutz graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.   
At sea, Abrutz served aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45) as Communications Officer and Electronic Key Management  System (EKMS) Manager; USS Jarrett (FFG 33) as Damage Control Assistant and the Board of Inspection and Survey Coordinator; USS Ross (DDG 71) as Chief Engineer; and Destroyer Squadron Fifteen as Future Operations Officer. He has completed numerous deployments to the Western Pacific, Eastern Pacific, Indian Ocean, Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea.   
Ashore, he served at Combined Task Force (CTF) Shore Battle Space as an action officer while assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in Bahrain; the United States Naval Academy as Seamanship and Navigation Instructor; and Afloat Training Group Mayport as Deputy Director for Engineering and Director for Combat Systems.  
His current assignment is executive officer, USS Kansas City (LCS 22). 
Abrutz is a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, holding a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in International Business.    
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards),  Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various campaign, service, and unit awards.



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