|CAPT Marc H. Dalton
Commodore (March 2010 - March 2012)
Captain Marc Dalton graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987.
In 1989, following naval nuclear propulsion training, CAPT Dalton reported to USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9) in San Diego, serving as Main Propulsion Division Officer and as Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant and deployed to the Southern Pacific and to the Indian Ocean.
Following a tour as the flag lieutenant for Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group ONE, CAPT Dalton served as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer on USS COWPENS (CG 63), which deployed from San Diego to the Western Pacific and received the 1994 Spokane Trophy for combat systems excellence. He then went to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in Norfolk, as Reactor Forward Station Officer and deployed to the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf.
Following ENTERPRISE, CAPT Dalton served as an inspector and Executive Officer of the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board and attended Harvard’s JFK School of Government, receiving a Master of Public Administration degree.
Returning to sea as Executive Officer of USS ANTIETAM (CG 54), he deployed from San Diego to the Arabian Gulf and North Arabian Sea during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) in 2001-2002.
During a tour in the Pentagon, CAPT Dalton served at OPNAV N5 in the Strategy and Concepts Branch, and on the Joint Staff in the J-5 Policy Division and as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He commanded USS BOONE (FFG 28) during 2005-2007, deploying from Mayport to the Atlantic and Mediterranean with Standing NATO Maritime Group One. In 2006, BOONE was the only ship to earn all six command excellence awards, and won the Destroyer Squadron 14 “Battle E.”
Following command, CAPT Dalton served as Reactor Officer on USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), which twice deployed from San Diego to OEF and won the 2008 and 2009 “Battle E” awards.
CAPT Dalton’s decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and service awards.