Virginia Beach, Virginia

Commanding Officer

CDR Todd C. BattenCommander Batten

Commander Batten, a native of Marlton, NJ, and a 2006 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. He is a permanent Cutterman and began his afloat career with assignment as a Deck Watch Officer in CGC VIGOROUS homeported in Cape May, NJ.

Following his service in VIGOROUS, he completed four additional sea tours including command of the forward deployed CGC AQUIDNECK where he led missions throughout the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, and Gulf of Oman in support of U.S. Navy/s Commander Task Force 55. He also served as Executive Officer of CGC LONG ISLAND in Valdez, AK; Operations Officer of CGC ACTIVE in Port Angeles, WA; and Executive Officer of CGC LEGARE in Portsmouth, VA.


Commander Batten served ashore as the Patrol Boat Manager for Sector Puget Sound in Seattle, WA and as the Surface Operational Test Director for U.S. Navy’s Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force where he managed the development and execution of operational testing in support of Coast Guard major acquisitions including the National Security and Offshore Patrol Cutters. Most recently he served as the Deputy Chief of Cutter Forces for Atlantic Area where he oversaw world-wide operations of 29 major cutters.

Commander Batten’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Coast Guard Commendation Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal as well as other personal and service awards. He is married to his wife, CDR Kate (Stockton) Batten, USN. They have two sons, Harry and Samuel.