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  • Captain Eric Hanks

    Commanding Officer

    Captain Eric Hanks, a native of Jennings, LA, is a 1997 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He is also a 2016 graduate of the National War College, with a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy.

  • Commander Timothy A. Oswalt

    Executive Officer

    A native of Little River, Kansas, Commander Oswalt graduated from Kansas State University in 1993. He joined the Navy in 1995 as an enlisted Radioman and received his commission through Officer Candidate School.

  • Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas E. Gilham II

    Command Master Chief

    Command Master Chief Gilham, is a native of Glendora, California. He enlisted in the Navy through the Delayed Entry Program in March 1993 and entered active service in January 1994. He completed basic Training at Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, then went on to graduate from Hospital Corpsman “A” School at the Naval School of Health Sciences in San Diego, California.