Cmdr. Dave Soldow, Commanding Officer, USS Albany (SSN 753)
Originally from San Francisco, Calif., Cmdr. Soldow attended the Virginia Military Institute and Oxford University, graduating in 1992 as the Distinguished Naval Graduate and Burke Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. He also holds a Master's in Operations Analysis from the Naval Post Graduate School.
Following initial pipeline training, he served onboard USS West Virginia (SSBN 736), USS Pasadena (SSN 752) and USS Hampton (SSN 767) conducting both strategic deterrent patrols and forward deployed operations. Cmdr. Soldow also served as commanding officer, USS Philadelphia (SSN 690).
His shore assignments include tours at the Naval Post Graduate School, Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG), Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) Team, Director Submarine Warfare Division (OPNAV N87), and Tactical Training Group Atlantic (TTGL).
Cmdr. Soldow is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal (multiple awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards) as well as various other unit and campaign awards.