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Lt. Cmdr. Travis J. Avant

Executive Officer, U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System Poland

04 February 2022

Lt. Cmdr. Travis J. Avant
Lt. Cmdr. Travis J. Avant
Lt. Cmdr. Travis J. Avant
Lt. Cmdr. Travis J. Avant
Lt. Cmdr. Travis J. Avant
Photo By: MC1 Jacob Milham
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 LCDR Travis Avant is a native of Durham, North Carolina. He graduated from Hampton University, with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. He also earned his Master’s in Cybersecurity Policy from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

LCDR Avant’s sea tours include Gunnery Officer and Third Deck Division Officer aboard the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), Damage Control Assistant aboard the USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), Operations Officer aboard the USS ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51), Combat Systems / Weapons / Anti-Terrorism Officer with COMDESRON TWO EIGHT, and Assistant Surface Operations Officer/SKEDS with CARRIER STRIKE GROUP TWO.

His shore tours included Instructor / Officer in Charge at SWOS Damage Control Assistant Senior School (DCASE) and Future Operations Staff Officer at U.S. Second Fleet.

LCDR Avant’s personal decorations and awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.


 
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