BATH, Maine – Kevin M. Hogan, a 1988 Doherty Memorial High School graduate and Worcester native, is serving aboard one of the Navy’s newest and most advanced ship, the destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000), which is currently under construction at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
Master Chief Petty Officer Kevin M. Hogan is the engineering department leading chief petty officer aboard the Zumwalt, which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016. Once the Zumwalt is commissioned, it will receive the familiar United States Ship (USS) designation and become USS Zumwalt.
Hogan said it is an exciting time to be in the Navy, helping to build a crew and a ship from scratch, something he never expected to be doing just a couple years ago. He also said he is proud of the work he is doing to help commission and man one of the Navy’s newest ships. As a seasoned sailor with numerous responsibilities, Hogan said he is learning about himself as a leader, sailor and a person. “I’ve grown up in the Navy,” said Hogan. “This ship is the perfect place for me to finish my career.”