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LCDR Danielle Litchford, USN

Junior Permanent Military Professor
(410) 293-6548
litchfor@usna.edu

Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law
Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-B)
112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022

Lieutenant Commander Danielle Litchford graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002 and received her commission via NROTC. After attending Surface Warfare Officer School (SWOS) in Newport, RI, she reported to USS ROSS (DDG 71) as the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Officer. While serving in ROSS, LCDR Litchford deployed to 5th and 6th Fleets in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Her second tour was as Auxiliaries Officer in USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7).  During her tour, IWO JIMA participated in Joint Task Force Katrina in 2005 and deployed a second time to 5th and 6th Fleet in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Following her Division Officer tours, LCDR Litchford reported to the SWOS Maritime Warfare directorate, instructing new Division Officers and prospective Department Heads about ASW Tactics. While at SWOS, she earned an MBA in Human Resource Management from Salve Regina University.

After completing the Department Head training pipeline, LCDR Litchford reported to USS NITZE (DDG 94) as Weapons Officer in March 2010. During her WEPS tour, LCDR Litchford deployed to 4th and 6th Fleet. She then “fleeted up” to Combat Systems Officer and completed an eight-month deployment to 5th Fleet as part of the final ENTERPRISE Carrier Strike Group deployment.

In January 2013, Lieutenant Commander Litchford was selected as a Junior Permanent Military Professor of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. She reported in July and currently serves as a Leadership Instructor in the Department of Leadership Ethics and Law. Lieutenant Commander Litchford will teach NL 110, Preparing to Lead, in the fall of 2013.

Her personal awards include four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and one Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

LCDR Litchford and her husband, Tom, have a 5 year old son, Sean, and two perpetually naughty cats. 

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