Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Patrick W. Dunne

Retired

Rear Admiral Patrick W. Dunne


Rear Admiral Dunne graduated from the Naval Academy in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. He has a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from the Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the Navy's Nuclear Power training. Rear Adm. Dunne's service at sea includes tours on USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636) (Blue), operating out of Holy Loch, Scotland; USS Batfish (SSN 681) homeported in Charleston, S.C.; and USS Baton Rouge (SSN 689), homeported in Norfolk, Va. He commanded USS Baltimore (SSN 704) in Norfolk, and USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Charleston. His shore assignments include Material Officer on the staff of Submarine Squadron Eight and Naval Aide to President Reagan. Rear Adm. Dunne was also the Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations for Joint Chiefs of Staff Matters/Navy Planner. During three separate tours in the Navy's Office of Legislative Affairs, he was the Congressional Liaison Officer for Submarine Programs; the Director, Naval Programs; and Deputy Chief of Legislative Affairs. Selected for Flag Rank in 2001, Rear Adm. Dunne’s initial flag assignment was U.S. Pacific Command Representative Guam/Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands/Federated States of Micronesia/Republic of Palau and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas. Dunne's final assignment was as the President, Naval Postgraduate School. Rear Adm. Dunne's awards include two Defense Superior Service Medals, four Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal and various unit awards.


Updated: 16 July 2013