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John Russ

Vice President of Engineering & Maritime Operations

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An authority in undersea warfare, intelligence collection and maritime security operations, John joined ThayerMahan Inc. to develop and drive effective employment of innovative autonomous systems that will greatly enhance the United States’ ability to monitor and assess maritime activity. 

During a highly successful 30-year career in the United States Navy, John led at the ship, squadron, task force and type commander levels in the Pacific.  An expert in forward-deployed submarine operations, he commanded the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS HONOLULU and Submarine Squadron FIFTEEN in Guam.  As Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for both Submarine Group 7 in Yokosuka, Japan and Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, he directed submarine and Theater Anti-Submarine Warfare operations spanning the oceans from the U.S. west coast to the Arabian Gulf, and oversaw the manning, training, maintenance and employment of the Navy’s worldwide Integrated Undersea Surveillance enterprise, including fixed and mobile (SURTASS) acoustic sensing, processing and reporting systems. 

John and his wife, Mary, have four sons and live in Mystic, Connecticut.

Education

Georgia Tech
B.S. (Nuclear Engineering)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. (Industrial and Management Engineering)

Catholic University of America
M.S. (International Affairs)

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