An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Photo Gallery

Commander Philip Ujiie
190204-N-JL224-622.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Richard

CNRC - A native of Long Beach, California, Cmdr. Philip Ujiie graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 and was designated a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO). Operational assignments include one division officer tour aboard three destroyers, USS Benfold (DDG 65), USS Higgins (DDG 76), and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), as information systems officer and electronic warfare officer as part of the experimental Sea Swap Program.333‹444Following nuclear propulsion training, Ujiie reported to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as reactor controls division officer where he qualified as a nuclear engineer officer. After completion of the surface warfare officer school department head course, he reported to USS Kauffman (FFG 59) as combat systems officer. His second department head tour was combat systems officer aboard USS Normandy (CG 60) where he oversaw the successful installation and testing of the second aegis baseline 9 cruiser upgrade. His most recent sea tour was as the damage control assistant aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) where he led firefighting and emergency response efforts. Shore tours include duty operational test director for Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force; action officer and deputy branch head at Chief of Naval Personnel Officer Plans and Policies (N131); defense fellow for the office of Representative Ander Crenshaw; and US House of Representatives legislative liaison at the office of legislative affairs. Highlights of his Capitol Hill tour include work on the 2017 Defense Appropriation and Veterans and Military Construction


This photograph is considered public domain and has been cleared for release. If you would like to republish please give the photographer appropriate credit. Further, any commercial or non-commercial use of this photograph or any other DoD image must be made in compliance with guidance found at , which pertains to intellectual property restrictions (e.g., copyright and trademark, including the use of official emblems, insignia, names and slogans), warnings regarding use of images of identifiable personnel, appearance of endorsement, and related matters.

Back to Gallery