Submarine Group 9


Silverdale, WA
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Captain Micah Maxwell

Chief of Staff

Captain Micah Maxwell, a native of Hanford, California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering.

His first sea assignment was to USS Charlotte (SSN-766) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. During this tour, Charlotte earned the Submarine Squadron One battle efficiency “E” for excellence.

Maxwell’s next sea assignment was as the engineer officer on USS Alaska (SSBN-732) in Portsmouth, Virginia, where he completed its refueling overhaul.

His executive officer tour was on USS Cheyenne (SSN-773) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where he completed a Western Pacific deployment and earned the Submarine Squadron Seven battle efficiency “E”.

Maxwell commanded the USS Buffalo (SSN-715), completing its final deployment during which his crew earned the Navy Unit Commendation for “exceptionally meritorious service.” After its final deployment he sailed Buffalo to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for decommissioning.

His most recent sea tour was as commanding officer of USS Ohio (B) (SSGN-726). During this tour Maxwell guided his crew through an arduous Maintenance and Modernization Period (MMP) completing the requirements for its undocking.

His shore assignments included submarine watch officer at Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; Submarine Squadron One engineer officer; force nuclear power officer at Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; chief of staff of Combined Maritime Forces, and J5 Policy Branch Head at NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum, Netherlands. He is currently assigned as chief of staff of Submarine Group Nine and deputy commander of CTG-114.3.

Maxwell is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards