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CDR Kevin M. Schaeffer

Commanding Officer, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93)

26 August 2022
Commander Kevin M. Schaeffer
Commander Kevin M. Schaeffer
Commander Kevin M. Schaeffer
Commander Kevin M. Schaeffer
Commander Kevin M. Schaeffer
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VIRIN: 220826-N-N0831-0006
A native of Alexandria, VA, Commander Kevin Schaeffer graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.  His first tour of duty was the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he received a Master’s Degree in Systems Technology.  
Commander Schaeffer’s operational assignments include Division Officer tours as the Auxiliaries Officer, Electrical Officer and Navigator in USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and Department Head tours in USS Port Royal (CG 73) as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer.  Additionally, Commander Schaeffer served in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, as part the J3 in Combined Joint Task Force Paladin, the counter-IED Task Force in Afghanistan.
Ashore, Commander Schaeffer served in the Plans and Policy Directorate (N5) at U.S. Pacific Fleet from 2010 to 2012 and in the Future Operations Directorate (J35) at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command from 2015 to 2018.  Commander Schaeffer also served as the Executive Officer and Operations Officer at Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific from 2018 to 2020.  Most recently, he served as the Executive Officer of USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93).

Commander Schaeffer’s military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various campaign and unit awards.



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