Cmdr. Dominick Albano is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the Navy in 1984, promoted to master chief operations specialist in 2000, commissioned as a limited duty officer (LDO) in 2001, then converted to unrestricted line in 2008.
From June 1985 to October 2001 Albano served aboard USS Camden (AOE 2), Fleet Combat Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USS Anchorage (LSD 36), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), and Afloat Training Group, Mayport, Florida.
Following his LDO commission, he served in Fleet Surveillance Support Command, Northwest, Chesapeake, Virginia, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and United States Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Naples, Italy.
Albano then served consecutive Operations Officer tours aboard USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and Task Force 65/Destroyer Squadron 60, Naples, Italy. He then attended the Naval War College where he received his Master’s in National Security Studies and is also a graduate of the Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS). He served as the Division Chief, N35 Fleet Schedules, CNE-CNA-C6F, Naples, and is currently serving as Executive Officer aboard USS Little Rock (LCS 9) Gold Crew.
Albano’s personal decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (Two), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Seven), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Three), the Navy Good Conduct Medal (Four), and various campaign decorations.