Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Dennis M. "Denny" Dwyer


Rear Admiral Dennis M.  "Denny" Dwyer

Rear Adm. Dennis M. "Denny" Dwyer is a native of Philadelphia, Penn., and appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1969. Following graduation in 1973, Rear Adm. Dwyer served in USS Luce (DDG-38), followed by assignment to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., where he was designated an Engineering Duty Officer and awarded a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1978. In 1979, Rear Adm. Dwyer reported to the Naval Sea Systems Command as a Tactical Data Systems Project Officer and then served as the Shipboard Integration Manager for the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) in the Naval Electronic Systems Command. In 1983, Rear Adm. Dwyer was assigned as the Basic Course Director at the Engineering Duty Officer School, Vallejo, Calif. In 1985, Rear Adm. Dwyer reported as Assistant Engineering and Combat Systems Officer for the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, USN, at Newport News Shipbuilding. In 1988 Adm. Dwyer reported to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he served as Combat Systems Officer, Business Manager and Planning and Engineering Officer. Rear Adm. Dwyer assumed command of the Naval Electronic Systems Security Engineering Center, Washington, D.C., in 1991. He was responsible for development and support of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard cryptographic equipment and computer security software. In 1994 Adm. Dwyer reported to Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) as Head of Trident Fire Control and Guidance systems. In 1995, he was assigned as Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command. He returned to Strategic Systems Programs in 1996 as Head of the Trident Missile Branch. Rear Adm. Dwyer was selected as Technical Director, SSP in 1997. Selected to Flag, he became the 10th Director, Strategic Systems Programs in April 2000. In his final assignment, Rear Adm. Dwyer became the third Program Executive Officer for Aircraft Carriers in July 2002.

Updated: 16 July 2013