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CDR Kurt Albaugh

Executive Officer, USS Sterett (DDG 104)

05 September 2023
Commander Kurt Albaugh
Commander Kurt Albaugh
Commander Kurt Albaugh
Commander Kurt Albaugh
Commander Kurt Albaugh
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VIRIN: 230905-N-N0831-0002
Commander Kurt Albaugh graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science in Honors English. He completed Master of Arts degrees from George Mason University in English and from Georgetown University in Security Studies (with distinction). As an Arthur S. Moreau Scholar, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Government from Georgetown University and is a designated naval strategist.

At sea, Commander Albaugh commanded USS DEVASTATOR (MCM 6) forward deployed to Manama, Bahrain. Previous sea tours include duty as Combat Information Center Officer and Auxiliaries officer in USS McCLUSKY (FFG 41), Fire Control Officer and Navigator in USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Engineer Officer in USS WAYNE E. MEYER (DDG 108), and Executive Officer in DEVASTATOR.

Ashore, Commander Albaugh served as an instructor at the United States Naval Academy and as speechwriter for the Chief of Naval Operations.

Commander Albaugh served with teams that earned the Battle “E,” the Battenberg Cup, and the Spokane Trophy. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star in lieu of third award), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of fourth award), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was the recipient of the Surface Navy Association’s Arleigh Burke Award for operational excellence.



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