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CDR Nicholas Maruca

Executive Officer, USS DEWEY (DDG 105)

22 August 2022
Commander Nicholas Maruca
Commander Nicholas Maruca
Commander Nicholas Maruca
Commander Nicholas Maruca
Commander Nicholas Maruca
Photo By: CSNP
VIRIN: 220822-N-N0831-0002
Commander Maruca, a native of Manassas, Va, commissioned through the University of Mississippi NROTC program in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He holds a Masters of Arts in National Security Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Commander Maruca completed his division officer tours aboard USS LABOON (DDG 58) as Gunnery Officer and MP Division Officer and as Training Officer in USS COWPENS (CG 63) forward deployed in Yokosuka, Japan. As a department head, he served as Operations Officer onboard USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), forward deployed in Yokosuka Japan, and USS VELLA GULF (CG 72).

Ashore, Commander Maruca served as the Executive Officer for the Joint Operations Center-Afghanistan (CJIOC-A) headquarters Kabul during a one-year Global Support Assignment (GSA) and as a Seamanship and Navigation Instructor at the United States Naval Academy. Following his Department Head tours he reported to OPNAV N96 where he served as the Requirements Officer for Naval Integrated Fire Control (NIFC) and Combat Systems Integration. Most recently, he was the Oceania Desk Officer and EA for Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), Asia Directorate.  

Commander Maruca’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards) and various personal, unit, and campaign awards.



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