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CDR Chad Stewart

Commanding Officer, USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. (DDG 121)

27 October 2022
Commander Chad Stewart
Commander Chad Stewart
Commander Chad Stewart
Commander Chad Stewart
Commander Chad Stewart
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VIRIN: 221117-N-N0831-0001
Commander Chad Stewart, a native of Safety Harbor, Florida, enlisted in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Electrician’s Mate in 1998. Upon completion of Nuclear Power Prototype Training, he was selected for the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI, Class of 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Science in General Science from the US Naval Academy, Class of 2005, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Material Science) from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Commander Stewart commanded USS SQUALL (PC 7) while forward deployed to the FIFTH Fleet AOR in Manama, Bahrain. His division officer tours include Electrical Officer, Strike Officer, and Navigator and Administrative Officer in DDG CREW SIERRA and USS LABOON (DDG 58), one of three ships in the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Sea Swap initiative. He completed two deployments to FIFTH and SIXTH Fleets. His department head tours include Chief Engineer in USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and Chief Engineer and Executive Officer in USS SHILOH (CG 67) while forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

Ashore, Commander Stewart completed a tour at Naval Service Training Command, Pensacola Programs as the Placement Officer for the Navy ROTC and STA-21 Programs. Most recently, he served as N3/N40, Operations/Assessments Officer for Commander, Naval Surface Group Western Pacific, responsible for the long-range training, maintenance and assessment schedules of Yokosuka-based FDNF-J CRUDES ships.

CDR Stewart completed his tour as Executive Officer in USS FRANK E. PETERSEN JR. (DDG 121) in September 2022.

Commander Stewart’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and the Navy Good Conduct Medal.



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