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CDR Brian C. Laws

Commanding Officer, USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53)

11 July 2023
Commander Brian C. Laws
Commander Brian C. Laws
Commander Brian C. Laws
Commander Brian C. Laws
Commander Brian C. Laws
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VIRIN: 230713-N-N0831-0003
A native of Newport, Rhode Island, CDR Laws earned his commission in 2006 through the Navy ROTC program at the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

At sea, he served as Internal Communications Division Officer in USS Essex (LHD 2) in Sasebo, Japan; Fire Control Officer in USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) in Pearl Harbor, HI; Assistant Navigator and Executive Watch Officer in BNS Louise-Marie (F931) during a Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) tour in Belgium; Operations Officer in USS Sterett (DDG 104) in San Diego, CA; Operations Officer for COMDESRON 60 in Rota, Spain; Flag Secretary and N1 for Carrier Strike Group ELEVEN in Everett, WA. He served as Executive Officer onboard USS John Paul Jones before assuming command.

Ashore, he was a Maritime Warfare instructor in Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS), in Newport, RI.

CDR Laws earned a Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S Naval War College and a Master’s in International Relations from American University.



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