Commanding Officer

CAPTAIN WAYNE GRASDOCK, USN

COMMANDING OFFICER

YALE NROTC

Captain Wayne Grasdock is a native of Montana.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering.  In 1994, he completed studies in nuclear power for service as a submarine officer.

His sea tours include service onboard USS FLYING FISH (SSN 673), USS ATLANTA (SSN 712), USS PHILADELPHIA (SSN 690), and USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739)(BLUE).

His shore tours include Company Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy, Congressional Liaison for the Chief of Naval Operations Submarine Warfare Division, Speechwriter for the Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Deputy Commander for Engineering at Submarine Squadron Eight and Submarine Squadron Six, Speechwriter for the Chief of Naval Operations, Commanding Officer Naval Submarine Support Center New London, and Deputy Commander for Engineering at Submarine Development Squadron Twelve.

He assumed his current duties as Commanding Officer and Professor of Naval Science at Yale University in July 2016.

He holds two Master of Science degrees: Leadership and Human Resource Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Military Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps University.

Captain Grasdock has one daughter and is married to the former Darlene Hutchinson from Wibaux, Montana.