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Chief of Staff's Biography


Captain John McGunnigle
Chief of Staff, Undersea Warfighting Development Center

Captain John McGunnigle is a native of Boston, MA.  He graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in Operations Analysis from Naval Postgraduate School.
After Completing nuclear power and submarine officer training he reported to USS NEW YORK CITY (SSN 696) for his first sea tour in Pearl Harbor, HI.  His subsequent sea tours include assignment as Defueling Officer on the USS GROTON (SSN 694) in Portsmouth, NH, Navigator/Operations Officer on the USS WYOMING (SSBN 742) (BLUE) in Kings Bay, GA, Executive Officer on the USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) in Bangor, WA and Commanding Officer on USS NEW HAMPSHIRE (SSN 778) in Groton, CT. He also served as the Commodore at Submarine Squadron FOUR in Groton, CT.
Captain McGunnigle completed two Western Pacific deployments, two Eastern Pacific deployments and an interfleet transfer on the USS NEW YORK CITY, five strategic deterrent patrols and one FCET on the USS WYOMING, an under ice inter-fleet transfer and special operations on USS JIMMY CARTER, and ICEX 2011 at the North Pole, two surge deployments and a Northern Atlantic deployment on USS NEW HAMPSHIRE. His shore tours include the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA, Submarine Squadron FOUR as the Operations Officer in Groton, CT, student at the United Kingdom's Submarine Command Course (PERISHER) in the United Kingdom, the Nuclear Officer Program Manager and Submarine Officer Community Manager in Washington, D.C., the Deputy Director Submarine/Nuclear Power Distribution Control Division in Millington, TN, and the Post Command Deputy at Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE in Groton, CT.