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CDR Sophia Haberman

Past Executive Officer, Unmanned Surface Vessel Division (USDIV) 1

15 February 2023
Commander Sophia Haberman
Commander Sophia Haberman
Commander Sophia Haberman
Commander Sophia Haberman
Commander Sophia Haberman
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VIRIN: 230215-N-N0831-0004
Commander Haberman is assigned to Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One since Sep 2022. A native to Honolulu, Hawaii, she enlisted in the Navy in 1991 as a non-designated seaman, and later struck into the Operations Specialist rating. In 2000, she was selected for the Enlisted commissioning program and attended Texas A&M University, achieving a Bachelors Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology in 2004. She also attended the Naval Post Graduate School where she studied Mechanical Engineering. She earned her MBA with an emphasis in accounting at University of Phoenix by means of the Graduate Education Voucher program in January 2012.

CDR Haberman’s first division officer tour was onboard USS SHILOH (CG 67) as the Strike Officer. She later fleeted up and became the assistant Weapons Officer on USS Chancellorsville (CG 62). In December 2008, she transferred to Afloat Training Group San Diego where she was initially assigned as a TLAM assessor and then became the Director of SWOS Introduction for the Pacific Fleet. While at ATG, she earned a master’s degree in business with an emphasis in accounting. CDR Haberman assumed duties as the Weapons Officer aboard USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) in October 2012 and fleeted up to the Combat Systems Officer in October 2013. While attached to CAPE ST GEORGE she was selected as CCSG NINE’s 2014 Tactician of the year. In May 2015 she successfully completed her department tours. In July of 2015 Sophia was assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration (N1) for Commander Carrier Strike Group NINE (CCSG 9) where she completed a successful tour in October of 2017. In November 2017 she was assigned to Surface Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) where she served as the WTI Program Manager. IN 2019, she served as the Executive Officer of USS COWPENS (CG 63) facilitating a Service Life Extension Program availability and then aboard USS Port Royal (CG 73) where she deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Sentinel in 2021. In August 2022, she completed her tour at SMWDC as the Performance Analysis Director and the Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) Director.

Her decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Navy Achievement Medal (6), and various unit and campaign awards.

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