CAPT Andria Slough

Executive Officer, USS Makin Island (LHD 8)

09 September 2021
Captain Andria Slough
Captain Andria Slough
Captain Andria Slough
Captain Andria Slough
Captain Andria Slough
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VIRIN: 210909-N-N0831-0002
Captain Andria Slough was commissioned in 1998 from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ocean Engineering.  She later earned her Master of Arts Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Public Policy and Management, with a concentration in Security and Intelligence Studies.

At sea, Captain Slough served as Combat Information Center Officer, and later Auxiliaries and Electrical officer in USS O’Brien (DD 975); commissioning Fire Control Officer in USS Bulkeley (DDG 84); Weapons Officer in USS The Sullivans (DDG 68); Executive Officer and Commanding Officer in USS Defender (MCM 2) as part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Japan; and as Executive and Commanding Officer in USS Porter (DDG 78) in the Forward Deployed Naval Forces-Europe, where her team earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the NATO Medal, the “Golden Anchor” Retention Excellence Award, the Atlantic Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Bloodhound Award, and the Destroyer Squadron 65 Battle Efficiency Award.

Ashore, Captain Slough served at the Aegis Training and Readiness Center in Dahlgren, VA, as a technical instructor for Prospective Commanding Officers and Executive Officers, participated in the initial Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense capability development and headed the LCS/DD(X) Task Force; forward-deployed to the U.S. Central Command Headquarters in Doha, Qatar, supporting the Friendly Forces Coalition Coordination Center as a Naval Operations Officer; as the Deputy Director for Joint Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense Operations and Training at the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Office; as the Director of Maritime Warfighting in the Surface Warfare Officers’ School; as the Senior Military Assistant to the 33rd Under Secretary of the Navy; and, most recently, as the Naval Chair in Marine Corps University.

Captain Slough reported to USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in September of 2021. She is a Joint Qualified Officer whose decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), the Pacific Fleet Shiphandler of the Year Award, and the Vice Adm. John D. Bulkeley Leadership Award.


 

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