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Commander David Pavlik was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his commission in 2000 from the California Maritime Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. He holds a master?s degree in business administration from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Afloat, Cmdr. Pavlik?s assignments have included electrical division and auxiliaries division officer aboard USS Harpers Ferry (LSD-49), auxiliaries officer aboard USS Germantown (LSD-42), OI division officer and assistant strike officer aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), and operations officer aboard USS Thach (FFG-43).

Ashore, Pavlik has served on the staff of Commander Naval Surface Forces, as enlisted programs officer and recruiting operations officer at Navy Recruiting District San Diego, as an action officer within the J1/Force Management Directorate at United States Special Operations Command, and most recently as the commanding officer, Military Entrance Processing Station Lansing, Michigan.

Commander Pavlik?s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He has served on teams that earned various unit and campaign awards including the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Battle E.


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