Rear Adm. Troy M. McClelland is a native of Yakima, Washington. He is a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis where he received a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering (Civil) from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration from the Foster School of Business (University of Washington), both in Seattle. In addition, McClelland earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
McClelland’s operational unit experience includes company commander and air detachment officer-in-charge (OIC), Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, Port Hueneme, California, where he served in Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina; company commander and equipment OIC, Cargo Handling Battalion 5, Tacoma, Washington; commanding officer, Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, San Diego; operations officer, 1st Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, California; Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines serving as the engineer for Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines, Zamboanga City, Philippines; commander, 1st Naval Construction Regiment, Port Hueneme, California; and deputy commander, Naval Construction Group 1, Port Hueneme, California.
Other assignments include activity civil engineer and Facilities Support Contracts Projects manager, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California; assistant resident officer in charge of construction during the initial construction of Naval Station Everett, Everett, Washington; aide to the commander and chief of Civil Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington D.C.; and operations officer, Theatre Contingency Engineering Management at U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.
McClelland has served with teams that have been awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Navy “E” Ribbon, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
McClelland is designated as a Seabee Combat Warfare Officer and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Washington.