Dana Gilmour

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Cmdr., U.S. Navy
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Cmdr. Dana Gilmour, a career submariner, earned his commission through the Seaman-to-Admiral 2001 program in 2005. His operational assignments include tours aboard USS La Jolla (SSN-701), USS New Hampshire (SSN-778) and USS Albuquerque (SSN-706). He has served on the staff of Commander, Third Fleet and Commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine. Ashore, his tours include Tactical Training Group Pacific and the International Programs department at the U.S. Naval War College. He holds a B.S. from Oregon State University and a M.A. from the Naval War College.

Areas of Expertise

  • Submarine Warfare

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, JMO

Responsible for preparing future military and civilian leaders for high-level policy, command, and staff positions through a focus on joint warfighting and theater-strategic and operational levels of war.

Executive Officer, USS LA JOLLA (SSN-701)

Responsible to the Commanding Officer for supervision and execution of USS LA JOLLA’s conversion to a Moored Training Ship and change of homeport for the ship and its crew.

Deputy for Plans & Submarine Operations, Commander, Carrier Strike Group NINE (CCSG-9)

Responsible for oversight of Carrier Strike Group NINE (CSG-9) coordinated submarine and antisubmarine operations. Primary assistant to CCSG-9 Director of Plans (N5) for operational planning.

Weapons Officer, USS NEW HAMPSHIRE (SSN-778)

Responsible to the Commanding Officer for operation and operational maintenance of all submarine weapons and weapons sensors and employment systems.


M.A., U.S. Naval War College, Defense and Strategic Studies

B.S., Oregon State University, Nuclear Engineering

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