Submarine Squadron 19


Bangor, WA

Captain Dale Klein


Commander, Submarine Squadron 19

Capt Dale Klein

Captain Klein is currently the Commodore, Submarine Squadron 19. He previously commanded USS MAINE (SSBN 741) Gold Crew, where he completed four Strategic Deterrent Patrols and was awarded the 2014 Submarine Squadron 17 Battle Efficiency “E”. On shore he was Commanding Officer of the TRIDENT Training Facility – Bangor in Silverdale, Washington.

As a junior officer, Captain Klein served in various division officer assignments and completed a Mediterranean deployment and a Depot Modernization Period on USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750). As a department head, he served as Strategic Weapons Officer on USS PENNSYLVANIA, successfully completing four strategic deterrent patrols. During his Executive Officer tour on USS SEAWOLF, he completed a six month Western Pacific deployment and commenced the first in SEAWOLF class Depot Modernization Period.

Captain Klein has also served as an instructor in the Math and Science Division at the U.S.Naval Academy, as the Squadron Weapons Officer and Deputy Commander for Training on the Staff of Submarine Squadron Seventeen and Nineteen, and is a Joint Served Officer having served in the Commander's Action Group at the United States Strategic Command and as the Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Policy Division Chief on the Joint Staff.

Captain Klein is a 1996 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and also holds a master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Captain Klein has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal and various campaign and unit awards.