Capt. Femino is a graduate of Cornell University and a career surface warfare officer. He has served worldwide with deployments to virtually every theater. He commanded USS Dextrous (MCM 13), USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3). He served as CTF 64 integrated air and missile defense commander for the Sixth Fleet area of operations. Ashore, he served as branch chief IAMD, U.S. European Command and as joint operations center chief, U.S. Southern Command. He holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, JPME Phase 1 from Escuela de Guerra de La Armada Argentina and an M.S. in national security studies from the National War College.