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Lt. Cmdr. David M. Schaller

Executive Officer, USS Monterey (CG 61)

18 August 2021

Studio portrait of Lt. Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Lt. Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Studio portrait of Lt. Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Lt. Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Studio portrait of Lt. Cmdr. David M. Schaller
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210818-N-OW182-0001
 Lieutenant Commander Schaller 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, Lieutenant 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.
 
His personal decorations include five Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.


 
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