Meet the Commissioning Committee

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The Commissioning Committee provides a link between the city and the future USS RAFAEL PERALTA (DDG 115).  The committee acts as a liaison between the ship and it’s “sponsor” community, while assisting the RAFAEL PERALTA’s crew (who are supporting the Country by bringing the ship to life in Bath, Maine) in coordinating events for the Commissioning.  The committee also acts as a conduit to channel community support which facilitates the different commissioning week events.

CO-CHAIRMEN
Tom Garcia
Paul Denyer

NAVY LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE
Jon Berg-Johnsen, San Diego Navy League, Navy League of the United States

CHIEF OF STAFF
CAPT Bob Kopas, USN (Ret.)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Pamela Ammerman

FINANCE
MCPO Phyllis Barber, USN (Ret.)

SOCIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
CDR Matt Most, USN (Ret.)
CAPT Frank Martin, USN (Ret.)
CDR Al Wilhelm, USN (Ret.)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Jim Bartell
Michelle Ragsdale

INVITATIONS COMMITTEE
CDR Phillip Marsden, USN (Ret.)
LT Derek Barksdale, USN (RET)

GIFTS COMMITTEE
Jeff McKinley
Joanee Udelf
Alan Gary

AT LARGE MEMBERS
Darnisha Hunter
Kathryn Vaughn
David Bennett
Jack Harkins
Tony Valencia
Joe Salas

US NAVY NAVSEA LIAISON
Paul Stanton

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