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Capt. Christopher E. Marvin

Commanding Officer, USS San Jacinto (CG 56)

21 June 2021

Studio photo of Capt. Christopher E. Marvin.
Capt. Christopher E. Marvin
Studio photo of Capt. Christopher E. Marvin.
Capt. Christopher E. Marvin
Studio photo of Capt. Christopher E. Marvin.
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210518-N-OW182-0218

Captain Marvin is a native of rural northeastern Pennsylvania. He attended The Pennsylvania State University graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology.  In November 1997 he entered Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida and was commissioned in March of 1998.

His first sea tour of duty was aboard USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) in San Diego, California where he served as the Deck Officer from 1999 to 2001. In November 2001, he reported to USS BLACKHAWK (MHC-58) in Ingleside, Texas as the Engineer Officer and served on BLACKHAWK from 2001 to 2003.  

Following his initial sea duty tours, Chris attended The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he earned a Master of Science in Information Systems Technology and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. 

In June 2006, following completion of Department Head and Tactical Action Officer training, then Lieutenant Marvin, transferred to Naval Station Pearl Harbor Hawaii and reported for duty as the Engineer Officer aboard USS CHUNG-HOON (DDG-93).  In subsequent sea tours, he served as the Engineer Officer aboard USS CHOSIN (CG-65) in Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Executive Officer aboard USS HALYBURTON (FFG-40) in Mayport, Florida and USS SOMERSET (LPD-25) in San Diego, California and most recently as Commanding Officer of USS DETROIT (LCS-7) Gold Crew in Mayport, FL.

In addition to his shore tour at the Naval Postgraduate School, Captain Marvin also served ashore on the Commander Naval Surface Force Staff in the N8 Directorate from 2009 to 2011 followed by a one-year tour of duty on the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa Staff in Djibouti, as a student at the Joint Forces Staff College and most recently on the Commander Naval Surface Forces Staff serving as deputy assistant Chief of Staff for future requirements.  

Captain Marvin’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; and various other unit and service awards.


 
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