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Commander Donovan Rivera was born and raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. He is a 1997 graduate of Cornell University and was commissioned through officer candidate school in 1998.


Cmdr. Rivera’s initial sea-tours were as damage control assistant on board USS Reuben James (FFG-57) and operations officer on board USS Monsoon (PC-4). Cmdr. Rivera then served on the staff of Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet.3344


Upon completion of department head training he served as combat systems officer on board USS Crommelin (FFG-37) and USS Dewey (DDG-105). He subsequently commanded PC Crew Delta on board USS Tempest (PC-2) and USS Sirocco (PC-6).3344


Commander Rivera attended the U.S. Naval War College and completed a tour as officer-in-charge, Center for Security Forces Detachment Pearl Harbor followed by assignment as executive officer on board PCU John Finn (DDG-113). Cmdr. Rivera most recently served as executive officer for Navy Recruiting District Miami.


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