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Capt. Todd Zenner

Deputy Commodore, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28

17 November 2020
Studio portrait of Deputy Commodore. DESRON 28
CAPT Zenner
Studio portrait of Deputy Commodore. DESRON 28
CAPT Zenner
Studio portrait of Deputy Commodore. DESRON 28
Photo By: MC2 Milham
VIRIN: 201117-N-OW182-0001
Capt. Todd Zenner, a Texas native, is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a 1999 graduate of the University of Texas.

Capt. Zenner currently serves as the deputy commander for Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28.  He commanded USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) from June 2015 to November 2016 and deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet participating in Operation Inherent Resolve while also conducting maritime operations in the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea. He served as the ship’s executive officer prior to assuming command.
 
Capt. Zenner also completed sea assignments aboard USS Spruance (DD 963) as the fire control officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) as the reactor training division officer, USS Nicholas (FFG 47) as the combat systems officer, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the reactor control assistant, and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as the reactor officer.
 
Capt. Zenner’s shore duty assignments include Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager at the Navy Personnel Command as well as the executive assistant to the Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs Asia at the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5) of the Joint Staff.
 
His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and multiple awards of the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
 
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