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Deputy National Commodores

The Auxiliary has four Deputy National Commodores (DNACO) who report to the Vice National Commodore. Three are elected, and one is appointed (*).

Each DNACO has a specific set of operational areas he or she is responsible for, with one or more of the appointed Assistant National Commodores (staff officers) reporting in. Additionally, each of the three elected DNACOs (O, RBS, and MS) are the reporting point for approximately one third of the 16 District Commodores, grouped by geographical area, who are elected every two years to lead their local membership.

We invite you to review the content below and find out more about the Deputy National Commodores.


Deputy National Commodore, Recreational Boating Safety and Pacific Area

Commodore Tiney Singler

Commodore Tiney Singler joined the Auxiliary in 2005. He served in numerous elected and appointed offices, most recently as the District Commodore of District 13 from 2020 to 2022. He moved from New England to live and retire in beautiful Oregon, but still has his Texas accent! He retired from working internationally and stateside from project management and business management in the construction and automotive industry.


Deputy National Commodore, Mission Support & Atlantic East

Commodore Allen Fredd

Commodore Allen W. Fredd, from Edenton, NC, joined the Auxiliary in 2008. He has served in various elected and appointed leadership positions at the flotilla, division and district levels, most recently as District Commodore of Fifth District Southern Region in 2021 and 2022. He is retired from the University of Richmond where he held management positions in Student Affairs and Intercollegiate Athletics.


Deputy National Commodore, Operations & Atlantic West

Commodore Patrick Feighery

Commodore Patrick Feighery joined the Auxiliary in June 2001. He has served in all elected offices and a variety of staff positions at every level, most recently as District Commodore for the 8th Coastal Region from 2021 through 2022. His professional background is business and law enforcement. Prior to retirement he was National Fleet Manager and Director of Safety for Source Interlink Companies, a national distributor of books and magazines.

DNACO - Appointed

Deputy National Commodore – Information Technology & Planning (*)

Commodore Linda Merryman

Commodore Linda Merryman, from Pahrump, Nevada, joined the Auxiliary in 1981. She served in many positions at all levels, most recently as Deputy National Commodore Information Technology and Planning from 2016 through 2022. She has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland and is retired from the field of Information Technology, where she specialized in project management and strategic coordination.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: April 18, 2023