|Captain Michael L. Egan
Born in South Dakota and raised in Colorado. Enlisted in United States Navy in 1981 and completed Basic Training at Orlando, FL. Graduated Electronics Technician Class “A” School at Great Lakes, IL and completed Basic Submarine School at Groton, CT. First sea duty assignment was USS TINOSA (SSN-606) at New London, CT where he qualified in submarines (SS). Completed Navy SCUBA Diver at NDSTC Panama City, FL in 1983 becoming one of three ship’s divers onboard USS TINOSA. Graduated Navy Second Class Diver at NDSTC Panama City, FL, NBC Warfare training at Redstone Arsenal, AL in 1985, and Navy EOD School at Indian Head, MD in 1986.
Served at EOD Mobile Unit ONE in Barbers Point, HI where he deployed to Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64). Qualified MK 16 Diver, MK 16 Diving Supervisor, Basic Airborne, Parachute Water-Insertion, Army Air Assault, and Navy Instructor training. Served at EOD Group TWO Detachment Earle in Colts Neck, NJ as LCPO completing a Mine Readiness and Certification Inspection and qualified as Senior EOD Technician. Completed Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Albany, NY. Served at EOD Training and Evaluation Unit TWO at Fort Story, VA as instructor in Underwater Ordnance Division. Qualified as Master EOD Technician and designated as Master Training Specialist. Served as Assistant Curriculum Instructional Standards Officer (CISO) and Assistant Training Officer before receiving orders to Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Pensacola, FL.
Graduated OCS in 1996 and completed Surface Warfare Division Officer training and Damage Control Assistant School at Newport, RI. Completed Mine Counter Measures Core, Basic, and Special training and reported to MCM Rotational Crew ECHO in USS CHIEF (MCM-14) at Ingleside, TX in 1997. Completed two deployments to Arabian Gulf serving as Damage Control Assistant in USS DEXTROUS (MCM-13) and First Lieutenant in USS ARDENT (MCM-12). Both DEXTROUS and ARDENT were forward deployed to FIFTH Fleet in Manama, Bahrain. Served at EOD Mobile Unit TWO in Little Creek, VA as OIC Detachment TWO FOUR and completed Cold Weather Survival Training (CWEST) later participating in Exercise ESSEX MOUNTAIN 2000 at Rangley, ME and deployed to SIXTH Fleet in Mediterranean Sea aboard USS SAIPAN (LHA-2).
Assigned to Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) as EOD Task Unit Commander in 2001. Deployed to North Arabian Sea and served Task Force FIFTY Battle Group Watch Officer. Assigned to Task Force RAKASAN as EOD Coordinator in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Assigned to Commander, Carrier Group EIGHT as Flag Aide in 2002 onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-75). Assigned to EOD Mobile Unit TWELVE at Charleston, SC in 2003 as Executive Officer. Assigned as EOD Group TWO Operations Officer at Little Creek, VA in 2005. Served as Executive Officer of Riverine Squadron ONE at Little Creek, VA from 2006-2008 where he deployed to Hadithah Dam in Al Anbar Province Iraq. Served as NAVSEA 00C Supervisor of Diving at Washington Navy Yard in D.C. from 2008-2010. Served as Commanding Officer Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center from 2010-2013. Served as JIEDDO/JIDA/JIDO J8 Integrated Delivery Division Chief from 2013-2016 where he deployed twice, once to Kabul, Afghanistan and once to Baghdad, Iraq. On March 5, 2017, Captain Egan is assumed responsibility as the Commodore of Task Force FIVE TWO and Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIVE in Bahrain.
Captain Egan’s decorations include Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V”, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (eight awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Combat Action Ribbon, and various campaign and unit awards.