Eric Dukat, CDR
Assist and Assess Team
College of Operational and Strategic Leadership
CDR Eric Dukat joined the AAT after his assignment to the Central Command Staff in the J3P Maritime Plans Division in Tampa, FL working on Levant planning and counter-piracy operations. Calling Jacksonville, FL home, this third generation SWO graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a BS in General Science.
Following commissioning he served on USS DONALD B. BEARY (FFT 1085) conducting counter-drug deployments in Gunnery, Communications and Electrical Officer billets before turning the ship over to the Turkish Navy. He served in USS HAWES (FFG 53) as Navigator during Med and Black Sea deployments for NATO OP SHARPGUARD and SEA BREEZE, respectively.
From 1996-99, he was assigned as the COMNAVSURFLANT Unit Training Officer and was responsible for restructuring of the Surface Training and Inspection programs to include the new Computer Based Training(CBT) products going to the Fleet. His first department head tour was on USS ELROD (FFG 55) as the Operations Officer again deploying to the Adriatic and Mediterranean for OP NOBLE ANVIL. CDR Dukat's second department head tour was as Operations Officer for COMDESRON 31 in Pearl Harbor attached to the LINCOLN Battle Group before, during and after 9/11.
His next tour was on the COMSIXTHFLT Staff in Gaeta as the Air Defense/TMD and Surface Exercises Officer in the N3/N7 shop. He was part of JTF COBRA conducting BMD ashore in Israel during OIF and two other JTFs (AZTEC SILENCE and LIBERIA) conducting CT and NEO/Security Ops. Upon completion, CDR Dukat served as DCA onboard USS WASP (LHD 1) for JTF LEBANON and then went to be Future Ops Officer in COMCARSTRIKEGRU 8 onboard IKE and GW for back to back deployments.
CDR Dukat recently completed his Masters of Science degree in Project Management from the University of Maryland University College.
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