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Captain Chad Trubilla

Capt. Trubilla, a native of Hometown, Pennsylvania, graduated in 2001 from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in Economics. He graduated from the Naval War College with a master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies.
At sea, he served as fire control officer, force protection officer and assistant chief engineer aboard USS Howard (DDG 83); mine-countermeasures rotational crew leader as chief engineer aboard USS Warrior (MCM 10), USS Ardent (MCM 12), USS Dextrous (MCM 13) and USS Scout (MCM 8); chief engineer, aboard USS Lake Champlain (CG 57); and executive officer and commanding officer aboard USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115).
His shore tours include instructor of Seamanship and Navigation at the U.S. Naval Academy; aide and deputy executive assistant to Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet; Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) and plankowner for Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) Doctrine and Tactics department, N5; and branch head for SMWDC’s Training and Readiness department, N3/7, and subsequently, SMWDC’s director of Fleet Training - Pacific.
He assumed command of Surface Combat Systems Training Command San Diego in June 2023.
He is a graduate of the IAMD WTI course 15030, where he was the Arleigh Burke Leadership Award recipient. 

Last Updated: 11 January 2024

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