|CDR Michael "Mick" Bastian
Chief Staff Officer
Commander Michael "Mick" Bastian was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was commissioned via the NROTC Unit, Iowa State University, where he obtained a BA in Political Science.
Upon completion of Surface Warfare Division Officer School, Gas Turbine Engineering School, and Damage Control Courses, he reported to USS KAUFFMAN (FFG 59) as Communications Officer and Damage Control Assistant. He then served as Company Officer and Navigation Instructor at NROTC Unit, University of Kansas, where he obtained a Masters of Business (MBA) degree.
Upon completion of Department Head School, he served as Chief Engineer on USS ARDENT (MCM 12), USS CHIEF (MCM 14), and USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58).
He then reported to Afloat Training Group PACIFIC (ATG) as an Engineering Assessor.
Upon completion of Executive Officer School, he served as Executive Officer of USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47), Deputy Operations Officer of Expeditionary Strike Group THREE, Executive Officer of USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71), Chief Staff Officer of Naval Beach Group ONE, Executive Officer of the University of Missouri NROTC Unit, and as the Operations Officer for Commander Task Force 51 (under NAVCENT) forward deployed in Bahrain. He currently is serving as the Chief Staff Officer of ATG Pacific.