Lt. Cmdr. Daniel O’Neill, an Integrated Air and Missile Defense Warfare Tactics Instructor selected for early command, became the commanding officer of USS Shamal (PC-13), a Patrol Coastal Class warship, on Oct. 11, 2019. Shamal is one of three PC warships homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., that deploys in support of U.S. Naval Fourth Fleet operations. A native of Freehold, O’Neill graduated from Villanova University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and was commissioned May 16, 2008. He completed challenging assignments at sea serving as communications officer aboard USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), and as fire control officer and ballistic missile defense officer aboard USS Shiloh (CG 67), both ships assigned to Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan and deployed from Yokosuka, Japan.
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