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Captain Joseph Baggett

Capt. Joseph Baggett, a native of Wilmington, North Carolina, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1993 and was commissioned through the Seaman to Admiral program in 1998. He graduated in 2005 from Old Dominion University with a bachelor's degree in Communications and a minor in Political Science.

At sea, he served as damage control assistant aboard USS Klakring (FFG 42); fire control officer and force protection officer aboard USS Stout (DDG 55); engineering officer aboard USS Barry (DDG 52); engineering officer aboard USS Anzio (CG 68); and commanding officer of USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and USS Monterey (CG 61).

His shore tours include service on the staff of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet (COMNAVCENT/C%F) as lead exercise planner in the Future Plans Center; lead requirements officer for the Littoral Combat Ship Mine Warfare Mission Package at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; operations officer for the Deployable Training Division on the Joint Staff (J7); and chief of staff for COMUSNAVCENT/C5F and the Maritime Operations Center director.

He reported to Surface Warfare Schools Command as commanding officer in March 2024.
His personal decorations include Legion of Merit (two awards), Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards) and various unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 6 March 2024

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