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CDR Christopher T. Ragsdale

Executive Officer, USS Portland (LPD 27)

23 May 2023

Commander Christopher T. Ragsdale
Commander Christopher T. Ragsdale
Commander Christopher T. Ragsdale
Commander Christopher T. Ragsdale
Commander Christopher T. Ragsdale
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VIRIN: 250325-N-N0831-0001
Commander Christopher T. Ragsdale is a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado.He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2007 with a Bachelorof Science in Economics.He also holds a Master of Military Studies from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College(CSC) inQuantico, Virginia.

At sea, Lieutenant Commander Ragsdale served as Auxiliaries Officer forMCM CrewBulwarkout of Ingleside, Texas,and as Navigator onboard USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45)out of San Diego, California.For his department head tours, he served as Operations Officer onboard USS BENFOLD (DDG 65),forward-deployedtoYokosuka, Japan,and as Staff Director for Destroyer Squadron 26 out of Norfolk, Virginia.Hismost recent at sea assignment was Executive Assistant to the Commander, U.S. 7thFleet embarked onboard USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19) forward-deployedtoYokosuka, Japan.

Ashore, he served as Assistant Commandant Operations Officerat the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland,and asaLegislativeFellowonthestaffofCongressmanRob Wittman (VA-01).

Ragsdale’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various other unit and campaign ribbons.



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