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Chief of Staff's Biography

Captain Wayne Grasdock

Chief of Staff, Undersea Warfighting Development Center  

​Captain Wayne Grasdock is a native of Montana.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering.  In 1994, he completed studies in nuclear power for service as a submarine officer.

His sea tours include service onboard USS FLYING FISH (SSN 673), USS ATLANTA (SSN 712), USS PHILADELPHIA (SSN 690), and USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739)(BLUE).

His shore tours include Company Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy, Congressional Liaison for the Chief of Naval Operations Submarine Warfare Division, Speechwriter for the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Deputy Commander for Engineering at Submarine Squadron Eight and Submarine Squadron Six, Speechwriter for the Chief of Naval Operations, Commanding Officer Naval Submarine Support Center New London, Deputy Commander for Engineering at Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, and Commanding Officer Naval ROTC Yale University.

He assumed his current duties as Chief of Staff, Undersea Warfare Development Center in June 2020.

He holds two Master of Science degrees: Leadership and Human Resource Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Military Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps University.

Captain Grasdock has one daughter and is married to the former Darlene Hutchinson from Wibaux, Montana.