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Rear Admiral Michael S. Richman

Rear Adm. Richman is a native of Anderson, Indiana. He is a 1994 graduate of Purdue University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He received a direct commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy Reserve in 1997. Richman holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

Richman’s operational tours include, Reserve Assistant Project superintendent Norfolk Naval Shipyard, special projects officer with the Naval Sea Systems Command Ship Technology Directorate and the theater nuclear warfare program management support unit, Technical War-game director for the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering) Joint Reserve Unit and deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, as the chief of Operations for the NTM-A/CSTC-A Engineering Directorate.

Staff assignments include commanding officer Surge Maintenance Bangor Unit; commanding officer Surge Maintenance Miami Unit; commanding officer Missile Defense Agency Unit; executive officer to the Deputy Director Missile Defense Agency; commanding officer Norfolk Surge Maintenance Unit and chief of staff for the NAVSEA Warfare Center Commander. His last assignment was commanding officer of the Strategic Weapons Engineering Unit supporting Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).

Richman assumed his first flag officer assignment as the 2nd deputy commander for cyber engineering, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA 03), Washington, DC in October 2022.

Richman’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards) and various unit and service medals and ribbons.

Last Updated: 14 November 2023


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