|CAPT Michael S. Feyedelem
CAPT Feyedelem grew up in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Purdue University in 1989 with a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. At sea, he served as Repair Division Officer and Damage Control Assistant aboard USS CALIFORNIA (CGN 36); Combat Systems Officer on USS KINKAID (DD 965) and Main Propulsion Assistant aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70).
He served as Executive Officer of USS VALLEY FORGE (CG 50) where he completed a 7-month Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, and a 3-month Counter-Narcotics deployment. As C5I Officer aboard USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6), CAPT Feyedelem completed a deployment that included Operation UNIFIED ASSISTANCE following the devastating tsunamis off Indonesia and following the deployment served as Executive Officer for the last six months of his tour.
As Commanding Officer of USS PORTER (DDG 78), his crew earned the Battle “E”, CNO Safety Afloat Award, Golden Anchor Retention Award and was a Ney Food Service Award finalist. PORTER conducted the first ever Second Fleet Irregular Warfare Training exercise, participated in JOINT WARRIOR and deployed to the Horn of Africa. As Reactor Officer of USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), he completed two FIFTH Fleet deployments and the first ever media discharge of a CVN in San Diego. CAPT Feyedelem has completed a total of eight deployments.
Ashore, CAPT Feyedelem earned a Masters Degree with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School; served on the OPNAV staff as the Surface Nuclear Community Manager and Nuclear Program Diversity Director; and as the lead for the Unified Command Plan on the Joint Staff (J5) where he was selected as the J5 Action Officer of the Year.