Navy Biography

Vice Admiral Carl V. Mauney

Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

Vice Admiral Carl V. Mauney


Vice Admiral Carl V. Mauney is the deputy commander, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. USSTRATCOM provides a broad range of strategic capabilities and options for the president and secretary of Defense.

Command mission areas include strategic deterrence and nuclear force operations, military space operations, and cyberspace operations.  Additionally, U.S. Strategic Command provides support to Department of Defense operations, planning, and advocacy in the areas of missile defense, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, information operations and efforts to combat proliferation or use of weapons of mass destruction.

Mauney completed submarine sea assignments aboard USS Tunny (SSN 682), USS James Madison (SSBN 627)(Blue), and USS Los Angeles (SSN 688). He commanded USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN 686), Submarine Squadron 4, Task Force 69, Submarine Group 8, and Allied Submarine Naval Forces South.

Staff assignments include Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Staff, chief of staff for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet and executive assistant to Commander, U.S. Central Command (Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom).

Flag rank assignments include director, Navy Strategy, Policy and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection, deputy commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and director of Submarine Warfare.

Mauney graduated with honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and received a regular commission through the NROTC program. Mauney received a Masters of Business Administration from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1990, and was a Federal Executive Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in 1996/1997. He is a graduate of the Navy Executive Business Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mauney has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and various other unit and service awards.


Updated: 9 November 2009