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Cmdr. David M. Schaller

Commanding Officer, USS Monterey (CG 61)

18 August 2021

Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 220603-N-OW182-0002
 Commander Schaller was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering.  He is originally from Denver, Colorado.
 
A career surface warfare officer, Commander Schaller's shipboard assignments include USS O'KANE (DDG 77) as Repair Division Officer and Main Propulsion Division Officer, Training Officer for Commander, Destroyer Squadron 21, Operations Officer for USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), Chief Engineer for USS Dewey (DDG 105), Combat Systems Officer for USS Carney (DDG 64), and Flag Secretary for Commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE.  Ashore, he served as Combatant Craft Platoon Commander for Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit ONE.  Most recently, he completed a Master of Arts degree in Defense and Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. CDR Schaller served as the Executive Officer of USS MONTEREY (CG 61), homeported out of Norfolk, Va from July 2021 to June 2022.
 
His personal decorations include five Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.


 
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