Michael T. McMaster, CDR, USN (Ret)

Michael T. McMaster, CDR, USN (Ret)

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Professor Mike McMaster retired as a Navy Commander following 22 years commissioned service. As a Surface Warfare officer his afloat billets were in USS Bagley (FF 1069), USS Downes (FF 1070), USS Ingersoll (DD 990) and on the staff of Destroyer Squadron 21. While on Destroyer Squadron 21 he deployed to the Arabian Sea in USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Hewitt (DD 966).

Ashore, he was an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at California Maritime Academy and on the staffs of Area ASW Forces Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy and Special Operations Command Pacific in Aiea, Hawaii. While on the staff of Special Operations Command he served as Chief, JCS Exercise Division.

Following retirement from the Navy in 2001, Professor McMaster joined the U.S. Naval War College Monterey as Professor of Joint Maritime Operations.

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