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USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
Captain Daugherty graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelor
of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  

After nuclear power and submarine training, he served on the USS OLYMPIA (SSN 717).  Later, he
served as the Engineer Officer on USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN 687), completing several
deployments.  During his tour, the ship was awarded three Battle “E”s and multiple unit awards
including a Presidential Unit Citation.  As Executive Officer, he completed three patrols on the USS
TENNESSEE (SSBN 734) (BLUE), receiving the CSS-20 Battle “E”, the Golden Anchor for personnel
retention, and multiple department awards.  

Captain Daugherty completed five patrols as Commanding Officer on USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN
740) (BLUE) from September 1997 to April 2000, receiving the CSS-20 1998 Battle “E”, the Golden
Anchor, and multiple department awards.

His shore assignments include Officer in Charge MTS-626; Head of Navy Manpower on the staff of
the Chief of Naval Operations; Operations Officer for Commander, Submarine Group EIGHT, and
Commander, Submarine Squadron SIXTEEN.

Captain Daugherty holds a
Masters in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology/
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

Captain Daugherty is presently the Chief of Staff, Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Captain Daugherty is authorized to wear the Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars and the Meritorious
Service Medal with four Gold Stars in addition to several other personal and unit awards.