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COMMANDER P.C. CASSAN I
UNITED STATES NAVY
COMMANDER PA UL C CASSANL USN
Commander Cassani was commissioned in 1976 through the NROTC program at the University of Notre Damenwhefe he
earned a Bachelor's D ' G ' ' '
egree in overnment and International Studies. Following the Surface Warfare Officers Basic Course,
he was assigned to USS ENGLAND QCG-221 as Gunnery Officer, First Lieutenant and Damage Control Assistant
In 1 C ' ' '
979, ommander Cassani reported to the Naval Military Personnel.Command for duty as a Junior Officer AsSigHment
Officer. He was subsequently assigned as Flag Aide and Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Material.
Following completion of De artment H d S h l
p ea c oo in 1981, he served as Chief Engineer in USS WADDELL QDDG 24l' He
reported to Destroyer Squadron THIRTEEN as Material Officer in March 1984
Co d' C '
mman er assam attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University from August 1985 t0
1987 earning a degree in International Security Studies. He attended the Command and Staff Course at the Naval War Pe
lege from August 1987 to June 1988 studying Strategy. He was then assigned to USS MCCORMICK QDDG 87 as Executw
In March 1990 Commander Cassani re orted t the
p o Strategic Concepts Group in the Office of the Chief of Naval Opefa'
tions. He subsequently served in the current Operations Division ofsth Pl
e ans, Policy and Operations Directorate. 3
Completing the Senior Office Ship Material Readiness Course and Prospective Commanding Office Course in IUQ9 199f'
Commander Cassani was assigned to the staff of Commander, Amphibious Group THREE as the Readiness and Training O '
Commander Cassani fe mg acer of Uss ANCHORAGE QLSD 369
personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal-
gommanderlCassani is married to the former Alexandria Ann Trantalis of San Diego. They have .1 daughter, Arianna'
an a son, Pau .
ported in May 1994 and for duty as Command' Off ' His
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SA YING THOSE LAST GOODBYE
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COMMANDER 1.1. BROWN
UNITED STATES NAVY
COMMANDER THOMAS J. BROWN, IR., USN
In 1971, Commander Thomas I. Brown, Ir. enlisted as a Quartermaster during the Vietnam Conflict. Subsequently, he
served on USS SHENANDOAH QAD 181 and USS KAMEHAMEHA QSSBN 6421 before attending Officer Candidate School
in 1973. Commissioned in 1974, Commander Brown served division officer tours on board USS DAVIS QDD 9371, USS RI-
CHARD E. BYRD QDDG 231, and later as Engineering Officer of USS TRIPPE QFF 10751 and USS IWO JIMA QLPH 21. I-Ie
served as executive officer on board USS CARR QFFG 521 and as fleet scheduler and assistant surface operations officer with
COMSIXTHFLT forward deployed at Gaeta, Italy on board USS BELKNAP QCG 261 and later USS IOWA QBB 621.
' ' Pl E 'neer for Under round Nuclear
Shore duty has included Defense Nuclear Agency, Washington, D.C., as test ans ngn g
Testing, as detailer in Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington, D. C., and most recently as Amphibious!Combat
Logistics Force Plans! Programs Officer for the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, OP-03, that included the new construc-
t' f AOE 6 Class and the first hase planning and funding of LX, the future replacement for LPD-4 Class.
ion o p
Commander Brown holds a Master Degree in Chemistry from C.W. Post College in New York and a Masters Degree in
d l Ill' ' H ' arried to the
Government and International Relations from Southern Illinois University, Carbon a e, inons. e is m
former Donna C. Cudd of Union, South Carolina and has three children, Ashley, Patrick and Kate.
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