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LCDR Stephen A. Ray
Executive Officer, USS Sentry
14 December 2022
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His first sea assignment was onboard USS ELROD (FFG 55) as Combat Information Center Officer and First Lieutenant. While onboard ELROD the ship maintained SECOND Fleet AOR presence and completed a SIXTH Fleet Deployment in support of African Friendship and Fire Scout Operations. His second sea tour was onboard USS TYPHOON (PC 5) as Operations Officer and Navigator. During his tenure onboard TYPHOON, the ship maintained FIFTH Fleet AOR presence ensuring regional stability through maritime security operations. He returned to sea as the Operations Officer onboard USS MICHAEL MURPHY (DDG 112) home ported in Pearl Harbor, HI where he completed a FIFTH Fleet deployment as the Theater Air Defense Commander for the AOR.
Ashore, he served as a Lead Instructor and Course Coordinator for Advanced Navigation at the United States Naval Academy. He received his Yard Patrol Craftmaster Officer in Charge qualification while instructing Midshipmen in Navigation and Shiphandling.
He is the recipient of various personal decorations, unit and campaign awards.
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