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CDR Joshua Daffron

Chief Staff Officer, Littoral Combat Ship Surface Division ELEVEN (SURFACEDIV 11)

03 June 2022
Commander Joshua Daffron
Commander Joshua Daffron
Commander Joshua Daffron
Commander Joshua Daffron
Commander Joshua Daffron
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VIRIN: 220801-N-N0831-0002
A native of Ladonia, Texas, Cmdr. Joshua Daffron enlisted in the Navy as a Sonar Technician in June of 2000.  He graduated from Texas A&M University and received his commission in 2004. Daffron holds a Master’s of Arts in National Security Affairs Europe/Eurasia from the Naval Postgraduate School and Joint Professional Military Education (Phase I) accreditation.

At sea, Daffron served as weapons officer aboard USS Ponce (LPD 15); operations officer for MCM Crew Impervious aboard USS Chief (MCM 14) and USS Avenger (MCM 1); 1st Lieutenant aboard USS Ashland (LSD 48) and USS Tortuga (LSD 42); Officer-in-charge ASW Mission Package Detachment 2 aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1); and Damage Control Assistant aboard USS Essex (LHD 2).

Ashore, he served as a speech writer and public affairs liaison for Navy Personnel Command. He also served as the Lead Training Officer for Littoral Combat Ship Training Facility-Mayport.

His current assignment is as Chief Staff Officer for Surface Division Eleven.

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation medal with four gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal and other personal, unit and campaign awards.

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