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Captain Stephen S. Erb, USN
Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer

Captain Scott Erb grew up in a Navy family that spent much of its time in Virginia. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1992, with a degree in computer science and from the Naval War College in 2003 with a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies (with distinction).

At sea, he served as Navigator in USS Tortuga (LSD 46), Fire Control Officer in USS Vicksburg (CG 69), Operations Officer in USS O’Kane (DDG 77), Combat Systems Officer on the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 18, as Executive Officer in USS Carney (DDG 64), and as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93). He deployed to every operational theater including two Western Pacific deployments in command.

Ashore, Captain Erb served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, FBI Headquarters, on the Joint Staff (J-39), at the US Naval Academy as a Battalion Officer, and most recently as the Assistant Chief of Staff (N-3) on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic.

Erb became the 6th Commanding Officer of Center for Security Forces on Apr. 21, 2016


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Larry McFarland
Executive Director

Executive Director

Mr. Larry McFarland was born and raised in Colorado and graduated from Jacksonville University in 1984.

Following twenty years of active duty with the US Navy, he began working for the Navy as a civil servant in 2004. Prior to assuming his current duties as Executive Director his positions have included Director of Training Support at the Naval Personnel Development Command; Safety, Environmental and Facilities Director at Commander, Submarine Force; and Director of Training at the Center for Security Forces.


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CMDCM (EW/AW) Alex Hebert
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief Petty Officer Alexandre Hebert, a native of Houma, Louisiana, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1991. He is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 156/Brown) and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Enlisted Leadership School 2016. He is also a Keystone 17-2 Fellow.

At sea, he served as an aviation electronics technician aboard USS Saratoga (CV 60), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Kennedy (CV 67) and USS Roosevelt (CVN 71).

His shore tours include Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Air Intermediate Maintenance Det. where he developed an interest in Navy law enforcement and served as a member of NAS Oceana’s auxiliary security force. This led to his decision to transition to the master-at-arms (MA) enlisted rating. Upon completing MA apprenticeship or “A” School, he reported to Naval Support Activity (NSA) La Maddelana, Italy as watch commander and security leading petty officer. In 2002, he was selected as NSA La Maddalena’s Sailor of the Year. Other shore tours include Mobile Security Squadron 2 Det. 23, also known as “Rabid Dogfish”; Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) Det. Chesapeake, deploying as an individual augmentee to Kunar, Afghanistan where he served as a police mentor with a provincial reconstruction team; and Riverine Squadron 2 Det. 22 as leading chief petty officer. His command master chief shore tours include Riverine Squadron 2; Mobile Security Squadron 2; Mobile Security Squadron 12; Commander Task Force 56.7; Coastal Riverine Squadron 2; and Assault Craft Unit 4.

Hebert became the sixth command master chief of Center for Security Forces Oct. 6, 2017.

His personal awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (seven awards), Navy Combat Action Ribbon, Army Combat Action Badge, and other campaign and unit awards.


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