Submarine Development Squadron 5


Silverdale, WA
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Captain Gary Montalvo

Captain Gary Montalvo

Commander, Submarine Development Squadron FIVE

Captain Gary Montalvo is a native of Santurce, Puerto Rico. In the 7th grade his family moved to Durham, North Carolina. He graduated from USNA in 1997 with a B.S. in Marine Engineering. He has also earned an M.B.A from GWU, and an M.A. in National Security Studies and International Security from Regent University. In 2016, he received the James Bond Stockdale Award. He is a 2021 MIT Seminar XXI Fellow.

Captain Montalvo currently serves as the Commander of Submarine Development Squadron FIVE. His previous shore tours were as a Program Analyst at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he served in various staff positions at COMUSNAVSO, OPNAV, Naval Reactors, and COMPACFLT. Additionally, he served as the COMSUBPAC PCOI.

Afloat, Captain Montalvo has deployed in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. He completed sea tours onboard the USS ANNAPOLIS, USS PENNSYLVANIA, and USS TEXAS. He was privileged to command the USS NORTH CAROLINA.

Captain Montalvo was fortunate to serve with the exceptional Battle “E” crews of USS PENNSYLVANIA (BLUE), USS TEXAS, and USS NORTH CAROLINA.