Captain Stephen Mack
Captain Steve Mack, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, was trained as an Electronics Technician and selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program. He attended the University of New Mexico earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was later selected for the Submarine Scholarship Program at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, earning a Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post Masters Certificate for Advanced Study in signal processing.
His sea duty assignments include serving as a Division Officer onboard USS Alaska (SSBN 732)(GOLD) for five strategic deterrent patrols, Navigator onboard USS Memphis (SSN 691) for two North Atlantic deployments, and Executive Officer onboard USS Virginia (SSN 774) for her maiden deployment. Following his Department Head tour on Memphis, he was selected as the first U.S. Submariner to attend the U.K. Submarine Command Course – ‘Perisher’.
His shore assignments include Assistant Director for Officer Training and Director Modernization Training Team at Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT; Exchange Officer at the Submarine Headquarters at HMAS STIRLING, Western Australia; Deputy for Operations at Submarine Squadron SEVEN; Deputy for Operations at Submarine Squadron ONE; COMSUBPAC Prospective Commanding Officer Instructor; and USPACOM Current Operations Division (J33).
He commanded USS Hawaii (SSN 776) from January 2010 through March 2013 with the ship completing two Western Pacific deployments and earning the Battle Efficiency ‘E’ for 2010 and 2012. His next command tour was Submarine Development Squadron FIVE from September 2017 through May 2019. He assumed the duties of the Chief of Staff for Commander Submarine Force, Atlantic in June 2019.
Captain Mack’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (four awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards). He is most proud of the unit awards earned by the outstanding teams with which he has been privileged to serve.