Submarine Squadron 17


Bangor, WA
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Captain Chimi Zacot


Capt Chimi Zacot

Commander, Submarine Squadron 17

CAPT Chimi Zacot received his commission, graduating from Virginia Tech in 1999 with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Ocean Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Following initial training, CAPT Zacot reported aboard the fast attack submarine USS TUCSON (SSN 770) homeported out of Pearl Harbor, HI where he qualified submarines and held various division officer positions. Subsequent sea tours included USS HAWAII (SSN 776) as the Engineer Officer, USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734) as Executive Officer, as well as USS LOUISIANA (SSBN 743) as Commanding Officer.

Ashore, CAPT Zacot served on the Submarine Squadron SEVEN staff as Engineer Officer, as the Executive Officer and as the Director of Advanced Training and Tactics at Naval Submarine School, and as the Senior Member of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board on the staff of Commander Pacific Fleet. CAPT Zacot most recently served as the Special Assistant to the Director for Personnel, Policy, and Training at Naval Reactors from April 2021 to October 2022 where he oversaw all activities related to the recruiting, selection, training, assignment, and career management for all nuclear trained officers and enlisted personnel.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal. However, he is most proud of the various unit and campaign awards that reflect credit on the successful teams he has served with and many skilled professionals he has been privileged to work alongside.