CDR Michael F. Wolner
Commander Wolner hails from Frankenmuth, MI. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1993 and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. In 2010 he completed his Masters degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
As a junior officer, Commander Wolner served in various leadership positions aboard USS PAUL HAMILTON (DDG 60), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), USS BOONE (FFG 28), and USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75).
Ashore, Commander Wolner served as Enlisted Programs Officer as well as Officer Programs Officer at Navy Recruiting District Michigan. He also served in the U.S. Joint Forces Command J6 as the Direct Support Branch Chief.Commander Wolner’s sea tours saw deployments on PAUL HAMILTON, which included initial strike operations against Iraq during OPERATION DESERT FOX; on ENTERPRISE, which included initial strike operations following the September 11th terrorist attacks; on BOONE as a member of Standing NATO Maritime Group One in support of OPERATION ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR; and on HARRY S. TRUMAN in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
Commander Wolner’s awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.