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.