Maiden Deployment Nov-2010- Jul 2011 Eight month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Ports of Call included:Guam; Sepangar, Malaysia; Sihanoukville, Cambodia; Laem Chabang, Thailand; Singapore, and Chinhae, Korea.
RIMPAC 2012, July 2012. Maneuvers in the Kaulakahi Channel (between Kauai and Niihau Islands, Hawaii) near PMRF
The commanding officer (CO) of the USS Stockdale (DDG-106), is the United States Navy officer who is the most senior officer on ship. The CO is the ultimate authority over operations of the Stockdale and her crew. Commander Frederick W. Kacher was the first Commanding Officer of Stockdale. Commander Kacher was selected as the 2005 winner of the Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Award for Visionary Leadership.