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CDR Justin M. Bummara

Past Commanding Officer, USS Stockdale (DDG 106)

02 May 2022
Commander Justin M. Bummara
Commander Justin M. Bummara
Commander Justin M. Bummara
Commander Justin M. Bummara
Commander Justin M. Bummara
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VIRIN: 220503-N-N0831-0002
A central New Jersey native, Commander Justin Bummara graduated from Norwich University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Management) and earned his commission through Norwich’s NROTC program.  He holds a Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) from the Naval Postgraduate School, where he also completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) I.  He attended the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) at the Joint Forces Staff College and completed JPME II.

Commander Bummara served division officer tours as main propulsion assistant aboard USS Anzio (CG 68) and navigator aboard USS Hopper (DDG 70).  As a department head, he served as chief engineer aboard USS Higgins (DDG 76) and as materiel officer for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) SEVEN.  Most recently, he served as executive officer aboard USS Stockdale (DDG 106).

Ashore, Commander Bummara served as an action officer in Readiness Reporting (OPNAV N43).  While assigned to N43, he deployed as an individual augmentee with Joint CREW Composite Squadron One (JCCS-1).  He later served as integrated air and missile defense section head in Assessments Division (OPNAV N81) and as an action officer in the Operations Directorate on the Joint Staff (J3). 

Commander Bummara assumed command of USS Stockdale (DDG 106) in May 2022.

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