Rear Admiral James Malloy, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, is a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds a Master of Science in Systems Technology (Command, Control and Communications) from the Naval Post Graduate School, a Master of Science in National Strategy from the National War College, and a Master of Health Sciences in Emergency and Disaster Management from Touro University.
His sea tours include assignments on USS Deyo (DD 989), USS Faurion (FFG 22) and USS Benfold (DDG 65). He deployed in command of both USS Falcon (MHC 59) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91), guiding Pinckney through her maiden deployment. Most recently, he commanded Destroyer Squadron FIFTY, acting as Commander, Middle East Force (CTF 55) and Commander, Coalition Task Group 152.1 operating at sea and from Naval Command Centers in Kuwait, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates.
Ashore, Malloy served as the Navy Theater Missile Defense Officer and CINC Operations briefer in the J3 Directorate at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida. Following the 9/11 terror attack, he stood up the NAVCENT Friendly Forces Coordination Cell (F2C2) in Bahrain, acting as the deputy for this operational liaison staff. His staff assignments include flag aide to COMUSNAVCENT/C5F in Bahrain; initial requirements officer for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations Surface Warfare Directorate (N86); head, Washington Placement Branch at Naval Personnel Command (PERS 441); assistant deputy director, Politico-Military Affairs in the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) on Joint Staff; and most recently as deputy director of operations, U.S. Central Command (J3).
Malloy assumed command of Carrier Strike Group TEN in September 2016.