Commander, Submarine Group Two


Cmdr. David P. Lammers
Commanding Officer
USS Topeka (SSN 754)

Commander Lammers, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, enlisted in the Navy in June 1989.  After Basic Training, he attended Nuclear Field “A” School and Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida.  He then qualified as a nuclear operator at Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina and completed a subsequent instructor tour.  He was selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program and attended Auburn University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  He reported to USS Columbia (SSN 771), in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1997 where he served as Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant and Damage Control Assistant and completed one Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf deployment.  In 2000, he transferred to Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet, Intelligence and Special Operations.

In 2003 he completed the Submarine Officer’s Advanced course and reported to USS Pasadena (SSN 752) as the Weapons Officer and completed one deployment to the Western Pacific.  In 2006, he transferred to Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C.  He was subsequently selected to attend the Singapore Command and Staff College from January to October 2008.

In 2009 he completed the Submarine Command Course and served as Executive Officer on USS Alexandria (SSN 757) in Groton, Connecticut until March 2011.

He then served on the staff of for Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet as the Current Undersea Operations Officer from May 2011 to May 2013.

Commander Lammers’ personal awards include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2) and various unit awards.