Michael J. Connor

Michael J. Connor, is a retired United States Navy Vice Admiral. Conner held several, concurrent titles during his last assignment including Commander, United States Submarine Forces (COMNAVSUBFOR), Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) and Commander, Allied Submarine Command.[1] Connor served as commander of the U.S. submarine forces from September 2012 until September 2015.[1]

Michael J. Connor
Service/branchUnited States Navy
RankVice Admiral

Early life and education

Connor grew up in Weymouth, Mass., and graduated in 1980 from Bowdoin College.[1]

Military career

Connor, like all U.S. submarine officers (with the exception of supply officers and some Limited Duty Officers (LDO) and Chief Warrant Officers assigned to Ballistic Missile Submarines) attended Nuclear Power School and received submarine training. Connor has served on several U.S. Navy submarines including the USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631) as communications officer, USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) as Damage Control Assistant, USS Providence (SSN-719) as Navigator and Operations Officer, USS Augusta (SSN-710) as Executive Officer and USS Seawolf (SSN-21) as Commanding Officer.[2] Between serving on Augusta and commanding Seawolf, Connor worked as Flag Secretary on the staff of the Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

After his tour on Seawolf, Connor attended Naval War College where he earned a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies. Connor also commanded Submarine Squadron Eight from March 2003 through July 2004, and Submarine Group Seven from June 2008 until April 2010.[1]

Admiral Connor was relieved in a change of command ceremony by Vice Admiral Joseph E. Tofalo on September 11, 2015 and retired from the Navy at that time.[3]

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michael J. Connor, the commander of Submarine Forces, speaks April 6, 2013, in Portsmouth, N.H., at a memorial service to honor the 129 crew members who died on the attack submarine USS 130406-N-TN558-087
Speaking in 2013

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Navy document "Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor, COMMANDER, SUBMARINE FORCES".

  1. ^ a b c d "Vice Admiral Michael J. Connor". Navy Biographies. US Navy. 26 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Rear Admiral Michael J. Connor". Commander Submarine Group 7. US Navy. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-03-15.
  3. ^ Bacon, Lance (15 September 2015). "Tofalo takes reins of submarine fleet". Navy Times. Sightline Media Group. Retrieved 26 June 2017.

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Preceded by
John M. Richardson

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