CDR Randolph Chestang IV

Assistant Professor and Military Faculty Member

Commander Randolph (Randy) Chestang IV hails from Bassfield, Mississippi. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1991 as a Yeoman and attended the BOOST Program in 1994. In 1999, he graduated from Southern University and A&M College with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received his commission through the Navy ROTC program.

At sea, CDR Chestang has served as Damage Control Assistant in USS ELROD (FFG 55), Operations Officer in USS CHIEF (MCM 14), Operations Officer in USS STEPHEN W GROVES (FFG 29), Operations Officer and Executive Officer in USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58), Executive Officer and Commanding Officer in Coastal Riverine Squadron THREE. He is currently assigned to National Defense University in Washington, D.C. as a Joint Instructor.

CDR Chestang’s shore duty assignments include a tour in the Program Executive Office for Information Technology Activity, New Orleans as NSIPS Program Lead and Chief of Naval Operations Surface Warfare Division (OPNAV N86/96) in Arlington, VA as Action Officer and served in multiple positions.

CDR Chestang completed his post-graduate degree while assigned to Naval War College Newport earning a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies and JPME Phases I and II.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal with multiple awards for both.