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Cmd. Mark P. Gallagher

Executive Officer, USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)

04 February 2021

Studio portrait of Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher
Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher
Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Mark P. Gallagher
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210204-N-OW182-0002
 Cmdr. Mark Gallagher is a native of Massachusetts, and received his commissione in 2003 through the Limited Duty Officer Program. In 2008 he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, and in 2009 he was selected for lateral transfer to the Unrestricted Line - Surface Warfare. He has a master’s in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Gallagher’s sea duty assignments include: USS New Jersey (BB 62), USS Missouri (BB 63), USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS McCampbell (DDG 85), USS Halsey (DDG 97), and Destroyer Squadron 21 embarked aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), and most recently, he reported as Executive Officer aboard USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119).

Ashore, Gallagher’s assignments include: N6 Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego; Officer-in-Charge Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility San Clemente Island; Surface Air and Missile Defense Lead at Tactical Training Group Pacific; and Integrated Air and Missile Defense Branch Lead at Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center.

Gallagher has served on teams that have been awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation and Navy Battle “E” award. His personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards) the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various other service, unit and personal awards. 


 
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