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CDR Amanda G. Browning

Past Commanding Officer, USS Halsey (DDG 97)

31 August 2022
Commander Amanda G. Browning
Commander Amanda G. Browning
Commander Amanda G. Browning
Commander Amanda G. Browning
Commander Amanda G. Browning
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VIRIN: 220901-N-N0831-0001
CDR Browning is originally from Humble, Texas. Upon commission from the United States Naval Academy in 2004, she reported to USS MOBILE BAY (CG 53). On MOBILE BAY she served as Combat Information Center Officer. She completed one training cycle and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Her second Division Officer tour was onboard USS RENTZ (FFG 46) as the Damage Control Assistant where she completed one training cycle and a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines. CDR Browning completed a Master’s Degree of Business Administration in Defense Financial Management at the Naval Postgraduate School. Afterwards, she attended the Defense Language Institute and completed the Spanish language program. 

CDR Browning served 40 months as a Chief Engineer. Her first Department Head tour was onboard the USS RODNEY M. DAVIS (FFG 60) where she completed a challenging $50 million dollar DSRA, followed by Light Off Assessment, and then a successful Engineering Operations Certification. Her second Department Head tour was onboard the USS CHOSIN (CG 65). On CHOSIN she orchestrated 7 maintenance availabilities and won the MIDPAC Energy Conservation Award for 2 consecutive years. She served as the Senior Watch Officer during both Department Head tours. Ashore, she served as the Gas Turbine Lead Instructor at the Surface Warfare Schools Command and as the Junior Officer Shore Coordinator at Navy Personnel Command in PERS-41. Her most recent assignment was as the Executive Officer of USS HALSEY (DDG 97).

Commander Browning’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) and various campaign and unit awards.

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