A native of Ansonia Connecticut, CAPT Stoner enlisted in the Navy in 1986. Upon completion of Machinist Mate “A” School and the nuclear power training pipeline he served aboard the USS SKIPJACK (SSN-585), USS PROVIDENCE (SSN-719) and PCU SEAWOLF (SSN-21). In 1995, then Chief Petty Officer Stoner, was commissioned at Officer Candidate School Pensacola FL, as part of the inaugural class of the Seaman to Admiral program.
CAPT Stoner’s sea duty assignments include USS HUE CITY (CG-66) as the Damage Control Assistant and later Air Defense Officer; Combat Information Center Officer in USS MOOSBRUGGER (DD-980); Operations Officer in both USS CARNEY (DDG-64) and USS HUE CITY (CG-66). Most recently CAPT Stoner was the Executive Officer and then Commanding Officer of the USS RAMAGE (DDG-61) from July 2011 to July 2014 which included two Ballistic Missile Defense deployments to 6th Fleet in support of Operations Atlantic Sentry and Sharp Sentry where RAMAGE earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Education background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of North Florida and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies the Naval War College.
Ashore CAPT Stoner served at United States Strategic Command’s Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) which later became United States Cyber Command. Additionally he served at the Missile Defense Agency, Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Program Executive Office, based in Dahlgren VA as the Fleet Liaison and Chief of Staff.
CAPT Stoner’s personal awards include Defense Meritorious Service Medal two awards, the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, five awards, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, five awards, along with various other personal and unit citations.
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