CAPTAIN BUTCH DOLLAGA
United States Navy
Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE
Capt. Dollaga, a native of Vallejo, California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed nuclear power training at Orlando, Fla. and Charleston, S.C.
Capt. Dollaga served aboard both fast-attack and fleet ballistic missile submarines. On his first submarine, the USS LOS ANGELES, SSN 688, home ported in Pearl Harbor, HI, he served as Main Propulsion Assistant, Assistant Engineer, and Assistant Combat Systems Officer during a Northern Pacific Deployment and an Engineered Refueling Overhaul at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, CA. He next served as Engineer Officer onboard USS RHODE ISLAND, SSBN 740 (BLUE), home ported in King’s Bay, GA, completing five Strategic Deterrent Patrols. As Executive Officer on USS CHEYENNE, SSN 773, home ported in Pearl Harbor, HI, he completed both Eastern and Western Pacific deployments. Capt. Dollaga commanded USS CHARLOTTE, SSN 766, home ported in Pearl Harbor, HI, completing a Western Pacific Deployment and a pier-side Modernization Period which upgraded the onboard sonar and fire control systems.
His previous shore assignments include Admissions Officer at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; Technical Assistant to the Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion, Washington, DC; Nuclear Officer Program Manager and the Submarine Officer Community Manager on the staff of the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education); and COMSUBPAC Prospective Commanding Officer Instructor (Submarine Command Course). Prior to reporting to DEVRON-12 in May 2014, he served as Chief, Program and Budget Branch on the Joint Staff J-8 Directorate (Program and Budget Analysis Division).
Capt. Dollaga earned a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC and completed Joint Professional Military Education via the Air Command and Staff College in Montgomery, AL, and the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va.