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Rear Admiral Tom Moninger

Rear Adm. Tom Moninger is a native of Williamsburg, Virginia and a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a nuclear-trained surface warfare officer and has served tours aboard USS Mitscher (DDG 57), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Thorn (DD 988), USS George Washington (CVN 73), and USS Princeton (CG 59).

He commanded destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Mahan (DDG 72). Moninger served as reactor officer on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and commanded Destroyer Squadron Twenty Two.

Ashore, he served in staff assignments at Naval Air Forces Atlantic, J5/Iraq Division of the Joint Staff, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and U.S. Southern Command. He earned advanced degrees in national security studies from the University of Maryland and the Naval War College.

Moninger's personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation (five awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) in addition to various unit citations and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 14 July 2022


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