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Cdr. Lawrence Heyworth IV

Commanding Officer, USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)

04 February 2021

Cdr. Lawrence Heyworth IV
Cdr. Lawrence Heyworth IV
Cdr. Lawrence Heyworth IV
Cdr. Lawrence Heyworth IV
Cdr. Lawrence Heyworth IV
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 220706-N-OW182-0001

CDR Lawrence Heyworth IV is a native of Annapolis, Maryland. A 2005 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, he holds a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

His previous sea assignments include USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG 93), USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD 43), USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (DDG 81) and USS SENTRY (MCM 3). He commanded USS SENTRY (MCM 3) from December 2015 to April 2017 and served as the Executive Officer in USS FORREST SHERMAN (DDG 98) from December 2020 to April 2021.

Ashore, he served as a liaison officer to the United States Senate as part of the Navy's Office of Legislative Affairs, and as Flag Secretary to the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, where he also qualified as an Offshore Skipper onboard Navy 44 Sail Training Craft.

CDR Heyworth maintains a U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential as Master, 1600 tons (upon oceans) and Second Mate, unlimited tonnage (upon oceans).


 
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