Trenton (LPD 14) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 2002

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..,4.....:-.s.a- Agn : 1- : ag'-.5 Y . . if .kgg -- :lk . - . ., f 4 : ,Li - - -gg -- Lieutenant Commander Ott was born in Youngstown Ohio in 1965. He graduated from Benedictine High School in Richmond, Virginia, and enlisted in the Navy in 1983. Upon completion of the Naval Academy Preparatory School he received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Following division officer training in Coronado California he reported for duty in USS WHIPPLE CFF 10625 stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His initial three year division officer assignment included duties as Electrical!Auxiliaries Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Combat Information Center Officer. During his tour, USS WHIPPLE completed two deployments, one Western Pacific and a second to the Persian Gulf in support of Desert Storm. While serving in USS VVHIPPLE, Lieutenant Commander Ott earned his Surface Warfare Officer and Engineering Officer of the Watch qualifications. Following his first sea tour, Lieutenant Commander Ott attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. There he earned a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management graduating in September of 1994. After completing department head training, Lieutenant Com- mander Ott reported to USS LA MOURE COUNTY CLST 11945 as Engineering Officer. During his tour, LA MOURE COUNTY completed a deployment to South America CUNITAS 37 -93. After selection for command as a Lieutenant, he reported to Surface Warfare Officer School for the Prospective Commanding Officer Course. Lieutenant Commander Ott took command of the USS SHAMAL CPC13D in October 1997. SHAMAL made a number of deployments in support of Navy Special Warfare and US Army Special Forces and a highly successful six- month deployment to Southern Command in support of National and Theater counter-narcotics objectives. Upon his relief in June of 1999, Lieutenant Commander Ott was selected to attend the Joint Services and Command Staff College CJSCSCD in the United Kingdom. He completed his studies overseas in August of 2000 with a Master of Arts Degree in Defense Studies from King's College, London, England. He was most recently assigned to USS TREN- TON as Executive Officer. Lieutenant Commander Ott awards include the Meritori- ous Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal Ctwo awardsb, the Navy and Marine Corps Achieve- ment Medal Ctwo awardsl, and various unit, campaign and service medals. 8 LCDR MICHEAL F. OTT Executive Officer ' ' ' rp--.-ulb.q'nwv-ann---r.--

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