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Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris

Commanding Officer, USS Ramage (DDG 61)

15 January 2021
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris.
Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris.
Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris.
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210115-N-OW182-0001
 
Cmdr. Isaac A. Harris, a native of Tampa, Florida, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Policy, emphasizing National Security and Terrorism, from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in November, 2002 via Officer Candidate School in Pensacola Florida.   
 
His sea tours include USS Ogden (LPD 5) in San Diego, California, USS Underwood (FFG 36) in Mayport, Florida, USS Cole (DDG 67) in Norfolk, Virginia, Destroyer Squadron 26, also in Norfolk. He was the Executive Officer aboard USS Ramage (DDG 61) in Norfolk before taking Command in April 2020.    
 
Harris’ shore tours include the Aide de Camp to Vice Adm. John G. Morgan, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information, Plans, and Strategy.  Strategic Analyst in OPNAV N51, Strategy working Middle East and Asia policy, Afghanistan/Pakistan Strategy, Air Sea Battle, and War Gaming. Defense Legislative Fellow, assigned to the office of Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02).  Executive Assistant to the Department of the Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs, Rear Adm. Craig Faller. China Desk Officer in the Deputy Director for Political Military Affairs - Asia of the Joint Chiefs Staff, J-5.
 
Harris holds a 2000Q subspecialty code for a master's degree with experience in Middle Eastern national security affairs. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.


 
 
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