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Commander Donovan Rivera was born and raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He graduated from Cornell University in 1997 and was commissioned via officer candidate school in 1998.


Cmdr. Rivera’s initial sea-tours were as damage control assistant in USS Reuben James (FFG-57) and operations officer in USS Monsoon (PC-4). Rivera then served on the staff of Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet.


Upon graduation from department head training he completed assignments as combat systems officer in USS Crommelin (FFG-37) and USS Dewey (DDG-105). He commanded PC Crew Delta in USS Tempest (PC-2) and USS Sirocco (PC-6).


Ashore Commander Rivera attended the U.S. Naval War College and completed a tour as 0fficer in charge, Center for Security Forces Detachment Pearl Harbor. CDR Rivera most recently completed assignment as executive officer in PCU John Finn (DDG-113).





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