Captain Michael F. Ott
Captain Michael F. Ott was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He was commissioned from the United States Naval Academy. He earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Information Technology from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Masters of Arts Degree in Defense Studies from Kings College, London England.
Captain Ott has commanded Maritime Preposition Ships Squadron ONE, Assault Craft Unit TWO, Beachmaster Unit TWO, USS SHAMAL (PC 13) and USS TYPHOON (PC 5). He has served as Chief Staff Officer of Amphibious Squadron FOUR embarked on USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) and USS WASP (LHD 1) and was Executive Officer of USS TRENTON (LPD 14). Additionally, he served at sea aboard the USS LA MOURE COUNTY (LST 1194) and USS WHIPPLE (FF 1062).
Captain Ott’s assignments ashore have included: The Assistant Chief of Staff/Surface Director for Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR), Information Management Director for Allied Command Transformation and Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Operations for Amphibious Group TWO.
Captain Ott's awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (three gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star), and various unit, campaign and service medals.