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Rear Admiral Luke A. Frost

Rear Adm. Luke Frost is a native of South Bend, Indiana. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a degree in Finance and Business Economics and was commissioned in 1996. He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, where he graduated with highest distinction and was recognized as the President’s Honor Graduate.

At sea, he was first assigned to USS Ingersoll (DD 990) as anti-submarine warfare officer and combat systems officer, and deployed to the Central Command area of responsibility. His next assignment was to USS George Washington (CVN 73) where he served as auxiliaries’ officer and repair officer and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea, and the Arabian Gulf. As a department head, he was assigned to USS Chafee (DDG 90) as weapons officer and combat systems officer, deploying twice to Central Command.

Ashore, Frost has been assigned to the personal staff of a United States House of Representatives member as a Department of Defense legislative fellow. He has served on the Chief of Naval Operations staff (OPNAV N095) in Washington, District of Columbia, and as assistant chief of staff for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/5), on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He has completed a fellowship in national security and foreign policy with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a certificate of legislative studies from Georgetown University.

Frost’s command tours include USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), where he completed an accelerated and extended independent ballistic missile defense deployment to Central Command, and USS America (LHA 6), where he completed a homeport shift to the Western Pacific joining forward deployed Naval Forces Japan and operating extensively throughout the Indo-Pacific.

Frost has been awarded the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards.

Last Updated: 30 September 2022


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