Submarine Squadron 19


Bangor, WA
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Captain Shawn Huey


Commander, Submarine Squadron 19

Capt Shawn Huey

CAPT Shawn Huey enlisted in the Navy in 1990. After Machinist’s Mate “A” School, Nuclear Power School, and Nuclear Prototype Training (A1W), he was selected to participate in the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program. After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he received his commission at Officer Candidate School in December 1995.

His sea assignment include Division Officer on USS PARCHE (SSN 683) where he completed three deployments, Engineer Officer on USS PORTSMOUTH (SSN 707) where he completed a Western Pacific Deployment, and Executive Officer on USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731) where he completed one strategic deterrent patrol following completion of the ship’s Engineered Refueling Overhaul. He commanded USS CALIFORNIA (SSN 781) from February 2013 to April 2015 where the ship completed a EUCOM deployment. He took command of USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727)(Blue) in July 2019.

His shore assignments include Junior Officer Detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, TN, Squadron Six Material Officer, Submarine Force Atlantic Force Nuclear Power Officer, Executive Assistant to the Director for Undersea Warfare, and Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities from December 2016 to February 2019.

He has a Master of Science in Operations Management from University of Arkansas. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), Navy Commendation Medal (with four gold stars), and the Navy Achievement Medal (with four gold stars).