Anthony James


26 September 2020 Cmdr. James is a native of Illinois and was commissioned in 2000 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.

His first tour was aboard USS TAYLOR (FFG 50) as Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer.  He then transferred to USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58) as Fire Control Officer.  Ashore, Cmdr. James served as an Anti-Submarine Warfare instructor at CSCS Detachment Norfolk, VA.

Cmdr. James returned to sea duty as a Department Head aboard USS UNDERWOOD (FFG 36) as Combat Systems Officer and USS GRAVELY (DDG 107) as Combat Systems/Weapons Officer. Returning to shore duty, Cmdr. James attended the US Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts degree in National Security studies.  He then reported to Navy Personnel Command as a Surface Warfare Placement Officer in PERS-41. Following this assignment, he reported to the Joint Staff J7 Directorate as a Joint Doctrine Analyst. Cmdr. James most recently served as Executive Officer of USS DETROIT (LCS 7) Gold.

Cmdr. James is currently the Commanding Officer of USS DETROIT (LCS 7) Gold.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and individual awards.

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