|Commander Michael R. Wohnhaas
Commanding Officer, Crew 106
A native of Barnesville, Pennsylvania, Commander Michael Wohnhaas attended the United States Naval Academy, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in History in 1996.
His sea duty assignments include Communications, Main Propulsion, and Gunnery Officer on USS ANZIO (CG 68) and Damage Control Assistant on USS SUPPLY (AOE 6). As a department head he served as Combat Systems Officer in USS VANDEGRIFT (FFG 48) forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan; and as Force Protection, Combat Systems, and Training/Readiness Officer for Commander, Destroyer Squadron TWO SIX. He was the plankowner Executive Officer of USS WILLIAM P LAWRENCE (DDG 110).
Ashore CDR Wohnhaas taught Damage Control and Gunnery at the Surface Warfare Officers School Division Officer Course in Newport, RI. He earned Joint qualification as the Maritime Operations Officer at the Joint Forces Command Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JFCOM JECC), a deployable headquarters element, where he deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. His latest shore tour was in the Future Ships Requirements office (N8B) at Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific, where he led the drafting of the DDG 1000 Platform Wholeness Concept of Operations and led the LCS Fleet Introduction and Sustainability Panel.
In 2007 CDR Wohnhaas earned a Master of Military Arts and Sciences degree in Strategy from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS, where he also earned Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase I. He completed JPME Phase II at the Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA in 2009 and is a Joint Qualified Officer.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal. He is slated to command Pre-Commissioning Unit DETROIT (LCS 7), currently under construction in Marinette, WI.