Captain Wallace G. Lovely
Deputy Commodore (August 2010 - August 2012)

A native of Comstock, New York, Captain Wallace Lovely enlisted in the Navy as a Machinist’s Mate on August 17, 1983. He was selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program, attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science/Nuclear Power Systems. He was commissioned an Ensign at Newport, Rhode Island in March of 1989.

Captain Lovely’s first assignment was with the USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DDG 44) where he served as the Gunnery/Missile Officer. In 1991, he reported to the USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47) as the Chief Engineer and Damage Control Assistant.

In 1994, he joined Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as the NROTC Instructor. While at RPI, he earned a Masters of Engineering in Industrial Management Engineering. He then transitioned to be the Chief Engineer onboard the USS DE WERT (FFG 45). In 1999, he transferred to be the Material/Readiness Officer in COMDESRON TWENTY-FOUR. He was then assigned as Flag Secretary in COMNAVSURFGRU TWO. In June 2002, he reported as the Executive Officer onboard the USS SIMPSON (FFG 56). In 2003, he transferred to OPNAV as the Navy’s Shipbuilding Account Manager. From August 2005 to June 2006, he attended the National Defense University/Industrial College of the Armed Forces, graduating with a Masters of Science in National Security Strategy Resourcing. From June 2007 through December 2008, he commanded the USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58). He joined HQ USPACOM in February 2009.

Captain Lovely is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer. His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and various unit and campaign awards.



The web part references an untrusted XSL file. Only XSL files contained in this site's Style Library may be referenced.

 Served with...

US Navy Recruiting | US Navy | US Marine Corps | Navy Reserves | Individual Augmentee
No Fear Act | FOIA | | Veterans Crisis Line | Vote | DoD SafeHelpline
This is an official United States Navy Website. This US Government system is subject to monitoring. Please read our Privacy Policy and Section 508/Accessibility Statement.

The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense, or the United States Department of the Navy of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites, the United States Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy  does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site.