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CDR Christopher D. Ivey

Past Executive Officer, USS SPRUANCE (DDG 111)

29 December 2021
Commander Christopher D. Ivey
Commander Christopher D. Ivey
Commander Christopher D. Ivey
Commander Christopher D. Ivey
Commander Christopher D. Ivey
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VIRIN: 220906-N-N0831-0003
CDR Christopher D. Ivey is a native of Weston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and from Northeastern University Business School in 2014 with a Master of Business Administration degree. 

CDR Ivey’s sea tours include operations division officer aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4); Main Propulsion Assistant and plank owner aboard USS Independence (LCS 2); Chief Engineer aboard USS Sampson (DDG 102); and Chief Engineer and Senior Watch Officer aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), all homeported in San Diego, California.

CDR Ivey deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Continuing Promise. Additionally, he deployed twice to the Seventh Fleet area of operations; first independently and again with the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike group as the Air and Missile Defense Commander.

Ashore, he served as lead engineering and ship handling instructor for the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship engineering officer course at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionally, he served as cruiser and destroyer Placement Officer at PERS-41, Surface Officer Assignments, Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee. Most recently, he served as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Surface Forces/Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego, California. In December 2021, he reported as Executive Officer aboard USS Spruance (DDG 111) in San Diego. 

His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various personal, unit, and campaign awards.   

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