USS New Mexico Executive Officer
Lt. Cmdr. Michael Grubb
Lt. Cmdr. Michael Grubb, a native of Southampton, NY graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and was commissioned through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC).
Following nuclear power and submarine officer training, Lt. Cmdr. Grubb reported aboard USS Miami (SSN 755) in October 2001 and served as the Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant and the Communications Officer. During his tour aboard Miami, Lt. Cmdr. Grubb completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf, as well as a surge deployment to the North Atlantic Ocean.
Following his tour on Miami, in August 2004 Lt. Cmdr. Grubb reported to the staff of Destroyer Squadron Twenty Two in Norfolk, Va. Serving as the staff Submarine Operations Officer, his tour included a deployment to the Arabian Gulf embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. In February 2006 Lt. Cmdr. Grubb reported to the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., where he earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies and completed Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I.
From September 2007 to October 2009 Lt. Cmdr. Grubb served as the Engineering Officer aboard USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735)(BLUE). During this time Pennsylvania (BLUE) completed three strategic deterrent patrols and earned the 2008 COMSUBRON 17 Battle Efficiency Award.
In October 2009 Lt. Cmdr. Grubb was assigned to the Naval Reactors Line Locker in Washington, DC, where he served as the Technical Assistant for S8G, S9G, and prototype reactor plants.
Following completion of the Submarine Command Course Lt. Cmdr. Grubb reported as Executive Officer aboard USS New Mexico (SSN 779) in March 2012.