USS Stockdale (DDG-106) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States Navy. The third Navy ship of that name, Stockdale is named after Vice AdmiralJames Bond Stockdale (1923–2005) and is the 56th destroyer in her class. She was authorized on 13 September 2002 and was built by Bath Iron Works. She was christened 10 May 2008 by Admiral Stockdale's widow, Sybil, and delivered to the Navy on 30 September 2008. She transited the Panama Canal in March 2009; Adm. Stockdale's youngest son and grandchildren joined the ship for the trip. USS Stockdale was commissioned on 18 April 2009 at Port Hueneme.
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.