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MSC Biographies


Capt. Micah D. Murphy

MSC Pacific Commander

24 July 2023
Capt. Micah D. Murphy
Capt. Micah D. Murphy
Capt. Micah D. Murphy
Capt. Micah D. Murphy
Capt. Micah D. Murphy
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VIRIN: 230724-N-IS698-0001
Captain Micah Murphy is a native of Wheaton, IL and attended the University of Notre Dame, earning a commission through the Naval Reserves Officer Training Corps.  He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University).
At sea, Murphy served aboard USS KINKAID (DD 965) and USS FLETCHER (DD 992) as part of the “Sea Swap” initiative, USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), USS MOMSEN (DDG 92), and commanded Mine Countermeasures Crew EXULTANT aboard USS DEXTROUS (MCM 13) and USS CHIEF (MCM 14).  He was also selected to Command and help rebuild the USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56) following a deadly 2017 collision.
His shore and staff assignments include executive assistant to the Chief of Legislative Affairs, special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, legislative fellow to U.S. Senator John McCain, federal executive fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, adjunct fellow at the U.S. Naval Institute, and Commanding Officer of Afloat Training Group Western Pacific in Yokosuka, Japan.  Captain Murphy was the Strategy Implementation Branch Chief at U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Captain Murphy is the Commodore of Military Sealift Command Pacific in San Diego.
Captain Murphy was also a charter member of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell, a founding member of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow in the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program, former member of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Editorial Board, and co-author of the book, Guide to NROTC.

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