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Cmdr. Eric K. Rolfs

Executive Officer, USS Wichita (LCS 13)

01 March 2021

Studio portrait of Cmdr. Eric K. Rolfs
Cmdr. Eric K. Rolfs
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Eric K. Rolfs
Cmdr. Eric K. Rolfs
Studio portrait of Cmdr. Eric K. Rolfs
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210301-N-OW182-0002
 A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Commander Eric Rolfs is a 2004 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and his Commissioning.  In 2016, he earned a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic studies from the United States Naval War College.

Afloat, CDR Rolfs’ Division Officer tours include assignments as Communications Officer and fleeting up to Navigator aboard USS McClusky (FFG 41), homeported in San Diego, CA,  where he completed two counter-narcotics U.S. 4th Fleet deployment.  Returning to sea, his initial department head tour was as Operations Officer on USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), homeported in Mayport, FL, where he completed a U.S. 6th Fleet BMD deployment and took the ship through aggressive and compressed basic and advanced phases in preparations for the ship’s upcoming U.S. 5th Fleet deployment.  His follow Department Head tour he served as Operations Officer (N3/N5) in CDS-31, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, coordinating Zulu Operations for various Joint and Multi-National exercises to include RIMPAC 2014 and Operation Keen Sword.   CDR Rolfs is serving as the Executive Officer aboard USS Wichita (LCS 13).  

Ashore, his first shore duty was at the United States Naval Academy as the Officer in Charge of the Naval Academy Basic Sail Training program.  He most recently served as the USW Lead Instructor and ADOC Maritime Warfare Lead at the Surface Warfare Officer’s School in Newport, RI from November 2016 to November 2019.  

Commander Rolfs’ military awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (Five Awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (Two Awards), and various unit, and service awards.  Additionally he was awarded the 2006 3rd Fleet Surface Line Week Shiphandler for the FFG/MCM Class.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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