Captain Denius is native of Tallahassee, Florida and raised in Big Horn, Wyoming. He was accepted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy where he graduated and received his commission in 1994.
Deputy Commanding Officer
A native of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, Michael “Mike” Coury graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1985. In 1986, he received his naval flight officer wings and reported to Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 for training in the EA-6B Prowler. He has earned graduate degrees in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee in 1994, and National Security and Strategic Studies (honor graduate) from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. in 2001.
Command Senior Chief
CMDCS(SW) Joshua Alexander Rajaballey was born in Puerto Rico on 15 January 1983 and joined the U.S. Navy in June 2001. After completing boot camp at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois, he attended Mineman “A” school in Ingleside, Texas and received his first assignment to USS CARDINAL (MHC-60) homeported in Manama, Bahrain in June 2002.