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CDR Andrew W. Tom

Past Executive Officer, USS John Finn (DDG 113)

22 May 2023
Commander Andrew W. Tom
Commander Andrew W. Tom
Commander Andrew W. Tom
Commander Andrew W. Tom
Commander Andrew W. Tom
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VIRIN: 230522-N-N0831-0005
CDR Tom is a native of Bethany Beach, Delaware. He commissioned from the George Washington University NROTC unit in 2007, completing a double bachelor’s degree in Physics and Spanish.

CDR Tom started his afloat career completing a single long tour on USS JARRETT (FFG 33) as the Gunnery Officer, deploying twice to the SEVENTH Fleet Area of Operations and once to the FOURTH Fleet Area of Operations.  He completed his department head tours on USS McCAMPBELL (DDG 85) as the Weapons Officer and USS BARRY (DDG 52) as the Combat Systems Officer, both forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.  His most recent afloat tour was as Commanding Officer of USS CHINOOK (PC 9) forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain.

His additional operational assignments have been to the US Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as the Training Advisor to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces; Special Operations Task Force-Central based in Baghdad, Iraq as the XO, Support Center; Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 in Afghanistan; Naval Expeditionary Forces Europe and Africa based in Rota, Spain as the Future Operations Officer; Destroyer Squadron FIFTEEN as the Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer based in Yokosuka, Japan.
CDR Tom is currently assigned to USS JOHN FINN (DDG 113) as the Executive Officer.

His personal awards include the Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Battle “E” efficiency award as well as various other personal and unit awards.

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