It is the people that make the ship, and a number of Arleigh Burke shipmates have been successful in Navy careers and afterwards.

This is a work in progress. Other than CO and CMC, there is no master list for these categories, so completing them requires lots of internet searching and scraping. If your name is left off, please do not get offended, but instead please provide the missing information.

We may add other categories as suggested, such as former crew that became industry leaders, political office, authors, etc.

Commanding Officers

Executive Officers

Command Master Chiefs

🆕 Flag Officers – former crew who subsequently attained flag rank

🆕 Command – former crew who subsequently attained command

Command Master Chief – former crew who became Command Master Chiefs

Destroyer Leaders – non-crew who contributed to the success of the DDG51 program