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Cmdr. Benjamin R. Cantu

Executive Officer, USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55)

08 February 2021

Studio portrait of Cmdr. Benjamin R. Cantu
Cmdr. Benjamin R. Cantu
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Benjamin R. Cantu
Cmdr. Benjamin R. Cantu
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Benjamin R. Cantu
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210208-N-OW192-0002
 Cmdr. Benjamin Cantu, a native of Maryville, Tennessee, is a 2004 graduate of Auburn University, where he earned his commission and a Bachelor of Arts in History.  

Cantu’s sea duty assignments include: Gunnery Officer and Auxiliaries Officer aboard USS Mason (DDG 87); Operations Officer aboard HSV 2 SWIFT (Blue Crew); Operations Officer aboard USS Gridley (DDG 101); Operations Officer aboard USS Princeton (CG 59); and most recently, Executive Officer aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55).   

Ashore, Cantu’s assignments include: Surface Warfare Junior Officer Assignment and Distribution Officer at Navy Personnel Command; and Action Officer on the OPNAV Staff for the Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy (N13).

His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.


 
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