Commander David M. Aliberti

Commander Aliberti, a native of Groveland, MA, graduated from Bridgewater State University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Science, and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1999. He graduated from American Military University in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Homeland Security; the Naval War College in 2014 with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies; from Missouri State University in 2022, with a Master of Science in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Studies, and is designated a WMD Fellow from National Defense University.
 
CDR Aliberti served as Aircraft Improvement Program Tactics Officer, Schedules Officer and Information Technology Division Officer for Patrol Squadron Five (VP 5); Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer, Helicopter Control Officer, Arresting Gear Branch Officer and Hangar Bay Division Officer aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73); Future Operations, Administrative and Maintenance Officer for Patrol Squadron Nine (VP 9).  As Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander, CDR Aliberti deployed to Signoella, Italy and Souda Bay, Greece in support of U.S. Sixth Fleet and NATO during Operations Enduring Freedom, Deliberate Forge and Joint Guardian; directly contributed to U.S. Southern Command’s counter-drug operations with two interdictions of narcotics worth over $300 million; and completed a multi-site deployment under Commander Task Force 67 (CTF 67) supporting EUCOM and AFRICOM objectives.  In 2011 he completed a six-month IA with Joint Special Operations Task Force 508, leading cyber and network targeting integration for counterterrorism operations in South Asia.
 
CDR Aliberti advised Flag officers on terrorist threats, antiterrorism measures, force protection (FP) posture, developed and implemented FP policy guidance at U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Commander Carrier Strike Group TEN (CCSG-10), and Commander U.S. Second Fleet, while completing XO and CO-equivalent FP specialty career path assignments.  As Force Protection Officer Afloat for CCSG-10, he coordinated with foreign military and U.S. law enforcement to ensure the protection of four ships and over 4,000 personnel during Canada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and 14 ships with over 56,000 guests for Fleet Week New York 2018.  As Force Protection Director for Second Fleet, he coordinated all security for the deployment of USNS Comfort to New York for COVID-19 relief during Operation Gotham.  
 
CDR Aliberti served as CTF 67 Exercise Officer, Force Protection Officer and Future Operations planner; Fleet Antiterrorism Operations, and FP Policy & Requirements Branch Head for Fleet Forces Command.  In August 2022, he reported to the Center for Security Forces. 
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), and various campaign, unit and service awards. He was selected as a Federal Executive Fellow for academic year 2023-2024.

Last Updated: 31 January 2023

 
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