Cmdr. Michael G. Quan
Commander Quan, a native of Anaheim, California, enlisted in the Navy in December 1985 and was selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Oregon State University in 1992. He received his commission in February 1993 at the Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. In May 2008, he was awarded a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and in June 2009, he was awarded a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, where he is an alumnus of the Naval Command College, an international program for senior military officers.
Commander Quan’s sea tours began as a junior officer on board USS HAWKBILL (SSN 666) from September 1994 to January 1998 where he served in a variety of division officer billets and conducted a deployment to the Western Pacific. Following his Division Officer tour, he served as Navigator on board USS GEORGIA (SSBN 729)(GOLD) from November 2000 to November 2003, completing five strategic deterrent patrols. From March 2006 until May 2008, he served as Executive Officer of USS HAWAII (SSN 776), guiding the crew through initial criticality, delivery, commissioning and the ship’s maiden deployment.
Commander Quan’s shore assignments include a tour at Trident Training Facility, Bangor, where he served as a tactics instructor. He also served on the staff of Commander Submarine Squadron ELEVEN as the Squadron Navigator and Planning Officer as well as the Executive Officer of the Tactical Analysis Group of Commander, Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE. His last assignment was as the Deputy for Readiness for Submarine Squadron FOUR in Groton, CT.
CDR Quan’s personal decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various campaign and unit awards.