Michael Quan

Director Naval Command College
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Captain Quan, a native of Anaheim, CA, enlisted in the Navy in December 1985 and was selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Oregon State University in 1992. He received his commission in February 1993 at the Office Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. His sea tours began as a junior officer on board USS HAWKBILL (SSN 666) from 1994 to 1998, Navigator of USS GEORGIA (SSBN 729)(GOLD) from 2000 to 2003, Executive Officer on USS HAWAII (SSN 776) from 2003 to 2005 and Commanding Officer of USS PROVIDENCE (SSN 719) from April 2011 to August 2013.

Areas of Expertise

  • Submarine Warfare

Professional Highlights


Deputy Chairman, War Gaming Department, US Naval War College


Operations & Information Officer - OPNAV N3/N5


Commanding Officer, USS PROVIDENCE (SSN 719)


Deputy Commander for Readiness, Submarine Squadron FOUR


Executive Officer - Tactical Analysis Group, Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE


Executive Officer, USS HAWAII, (SSN 776)


Squadron Navigator, Submarine Squadron ELEVEN


Navigator/Operations Officer, USS GEORGIA (SSBN 729)(GOLD)


Masters in National Security & Strategic Studies, US Naval War College, 2009, National Security & Strategic Studies

Masters in Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, 2008, Engineering Management

B.S., Oregon State University, 1992, Mathematics

Awards and Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

Meritorious Unit Commendation Award

US Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Award

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