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The Official Magazine of the U.S. Submarine Force
Undersea Warfare
U.S. Submarines…because stealth matters

VADM John J. Grossenbacher
Commander, Naval Submarine Forces
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet

RADM Paul F. Sullivan
Deputy Commander, Naval Submarine Forces
Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

RDML Michael C. Tracy
Director, Submarine Warfare

CAPT Greg Vaughn
Commander, Undersea Surveillance

LCDR Robert S. Mehal
COMNAVSUBFOR Public Affairs Officer

CDR Kelly Merrell
COMSUBPAC Public Affairs Officer

LCDR Dan Montgomery
Military Editor

Edward C. Whitman
Senior Editor

JOC Michael Foutch
Military Editor

John Whipple
Managing Editor


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UNDERSEA WARFARE is the professional magazine of the undersea warfare community. Its purpose is to educate its readers on undersea warfare missions and programs, with a particular focus on U.S. submarines. This journal will also draw upon the Submarine Force’s rich historical legacy to instill a sense of pride and professionalism among community members and to enhance reader awareness of the increasing relevance of undersea warfare for our nation’s defense.

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