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LCDR Dustin K. Crawford

Past Staff Director, Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (CNSGMP)

08 June 2022
Lieutenant Commander Dustin K. Crawford
Lieutenant Commander Dustin K. Crawford
Lieutenant Commander Dustin K. Crawford
Lieutenant Commander Dustin K. Crawford
Lieutenant Commander Dustin K. Crawford
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VIRIN: 220609-N-N0831-0002
LCDR Dustin Crawford is a native of Louisburg, KS.  He enlisted in the Navy in 1996 and volunteered for submarine duty.  He made two deployments onboard USS CHEYENNE (SSN 773) as a conventional Machinist Mate and went on to become an instructor in San Diego, teaching submarine firefighting and damage control.  In 2003, as a First Class Petty Officer, he was selected for the Seaman to Admiral-21 Program.  He obtained his commission in 2008 after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Jacksonville University.  

After receiving his commission, he served onboard USS FARRAGUT (DDG 99) as the Strike Officer where he made two deployments and earned his Surface Warfare Officer pin.   The first deployment was in support of Counter-Narcotics Operations in the Caribbean and South America and the second was with the Eisenhower Strike Group where he conducted Anti-Piracy  Operations as the flag-ship for Combined Task Force -151.  He then became the Navigator onboard USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49) where he navigated the ship to numerous West African and Mediterranean ports during an African Partnership Station deployment. As a department head, LCDR Crawford served as the Combat Systems Officer and Operations officer for LCS Crew 213 onboard USS OMAHA (LCS 12) and USS JACKSON (LCS 6).

LCDR Crawford attended the Defense Language Institute earning an Associate’s Degree in Spanish and attended Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master’s Degree in Operations Research.
LCDR Crawford’s awards include three Navy Commendation Medals, four Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal as well as various unit and campaign awards.  He is married to Angie Crawford, a physical therapist. 

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