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CDR Nicholas G. Hoffman

Commanding Officer, USS DEWEY (DDG 105)

21 August 2022
Commander Nicholas G. Hoffman
Commander Nicholas G. Hoffman
Commander Nicholas G. Hoffman
Commander Nicholas G. Hoffman
Commander Nicholas G. Hoffman
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VIRIN: 220822-N-N0831-0001
Commander Nicholas Hoffman is a native of Elk Grove, California. He graduated from the University of San Diego in 2004 earning a dual bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in electrical engineering and received his commission through the NROTC program.      

Afloat, he most recently served as Executive Officer, USS DEWEY (DDG 105), where he homeport shifted the crew from San Diego to Yokosuka to join the Forward Deployed Naval Forces Japan.  Prior to DEWEY he served as Commanding Officer, USS CHOSIN (CG 65), during her Cruiser Modernization availability.  As a Department Head, he served as Chief Engineer in both USS PRINCETON (CG 59) and USS CURTS (FFG 38).  He spent his Division Officer tours in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as the Damage Control Assistant and USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6) as the Auxiliaries Division Officer. Commander Hoffman has deployed supporting the global war on terrorism during Operation Enduring Freedom and Syrian contingency operations, tsunami relief efforts during Operation Unified Assistance, and counter illicit drug trafficking for Operation Martillo.  

Ashore, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School earning a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and certificate in electric ship power systems.  Following his department head tours, he was assigned to Engineering Assessments Pacific (EAP) as a gas turbine assessor.  During his tenure at EAP, he deployed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti as an individual augmentee on the United Nations (UN) military staff.  While in Haiti, he was selected as the UN Military Component liaison to Joint Task Force Matthew and USAID during Hurricane Matthew humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts.   After completing his IA tour, he served on the staff of Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group THREE holding positions as the Flag Secretary, Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower and Personnel, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Training. 

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign, unit, and service awards.  He is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award.



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