Michael J. Cassidy, LCDR
Assist and Assess Team
College of Operational and Strategic Leadership
Lieutenant Commander Cassidy received his Bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University and entered the Navy through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. Following flight school where he trained as a P-3 NFO, he joined Patrol Squadron Ten and made deployments to Europe and South America taking part in the war on drugs and the invasion of Iraq. After VP-10 he served in Fleet Support Unit Five making multiple deployments to the Middle East in support of the Global War on Terror. He next served onboard USS George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan as a Tactical Action Officer and the ship’s Electronic Warfare Officer. He did his department head tour with VP-5 in Jacksonville, Florida where he was the squadron Maintenance Officer and made deployments to Central America and the Western Pacific.
Ashore, he attended the U.S. Naval War College, graduating in June 2010 with a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. While a student he was also a member of the Gravely research group and the Naval Staff College which comprised of Naval Officers from around the world. Currently he is part of the Assist and Assess Team in the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership
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