Anchorage (LSD 36) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1994

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COMMANDER 1.1. BROWN UNITED STATES NAVY COMMANDER THOMAS J. BROWN, IR., USN COMMANDING OFFICER 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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4 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 Officer. 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 ' ficer. 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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- LIEUTENANT COMMANDER B.K. LOWE UNITED STATES NAVY Lieutenant Commander Berkala K. Lowe Executive Officer USS ANCHORAGE LSD 36 Lieutenant Commander Lowe received his BS degree from Paine college in Augusta Ga in 1978 Following completion Of OCS, he was commissioned an ensign and assigned in USS LONG BEACH ICON-91 from October 1981 t March 1985 billefs 0 . included, Assistant Terrier Missile Officer, 1st Division Officer, Boat group Officer and Electronic Material Officer. HIS ne t ' ' U ' x assignment was in SS JOHN A. MOORE IPPC-192 from June 1985 to December 1986. Bullets assignedmcluded Com- munications Officer, CMS custodian, Engineering Training Officer and 3M coordinator Upon completion of his tour LCDR Lowe selected for Department Head school with follow on orders to the USS COOK .FF 1083 th O ations Of- f - j as e per fncer from November 1987 to July 1989 he then served as Operations Officer in U55 I-'RESNO 1LST-1182j from S9Pf9mber 1989 to June 1991. Lie t t C d ' ' ' ' ' u enan omman er Lowe followed on this tour with assignment as Assistant Chief of Staff for COH1' munication N6 ' C d ' s Q 1 in omman er Carrier Group SEVEN from July 1991 to Iune 1993. In August of 1993 Lieutenant COUY' mander Lowe reported for assignment as the Executive Officer in USS ANCHORAGE.

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