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CDR Meghan Gray

Executive Officer, USS Charleston (LCS 18)

26 April 2023
Commander Meghan Gray
Commander Meghan Gray
Commander Meghan Gray
Commander Meghan Gray
Commander Meghan Gray
Photo By: CNSP
VIRIN: 230428-N-N0831-0004
Cmdr. Meghan Gray is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She received her commission as a Surface Warfare Officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Southern California in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences with a minor in Environmental Engineering, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Gray’s Division officer tours include Combat Information Center Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer aboard USS San Jacinto (CG-56) and Fire Control Officer aboard USS Preble (DDG-88). Her department head tour was aboard USS Hopper (DDG-70) as Weapons, Combat Systems, Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Throughout her sea duty assignments, CDR Gray has been deployed to the Mediterranean, Indo-Western Pacific, and Arabian Gulf theaters conducting the spectrum of maritime security mission sets both as a part of carrier strike group operations as well as independent Ballistic Missile Defense patrols.

Ashore, Gray’s assignments include two tours at Naval Central Command in Bahrain as a Maritime Planner and Integrate Air and Missile Defense Planner, and Afloat Training Group San Diego as a Maritime Skills Senior Assessor.

She assumed duties as Executive Officer USS Charleston (LCS 18) Blue crew in November 2022.

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