Born in New York City, Vice Adm. Joseph Mulloy grew up moving about America as the son of a naval officer. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. He also attended Harvard Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1987 with a Master of Business Administration.
His operational submarine assignments were aboard USS Trepang (SSN 674), PCU Miami (SSN 755) as engineer officer, USS Puffer (SSN 652) as executive officer. He served as commanding officer of USS San Juan (SSN 751) and commander Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 15 in Apra Harbor, Guam. In addition to the normal SSN deployments, Mulloy has twice deployed to the Arctic and has surfaced at the North Pole.
Mulloy’s significant shore assignments include tours as plans and briefing officer and the special operations assistant to the Special Operations Division of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI-009G); financial officer at the Pentagon in Operations Division, Office of Budget and Reports (NAVCOMPT); deputy commander of SUBRON-4, executive assistant to the director, Submarine Warfare Division for the deputy chief of naval operations (DCNO N7/N8); division chief of the Program, Budget and Analysis Division (PBAD) for chairman of Joint Chiefs (JCS J8). Mulloy’s first flag assignment was as deputy chief of staff for plans, policies and requirements, U.S. Pacific Fleet (N5N8), followed by a short tour as director, Programming Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV (N80)). Mulloy’s most recent assignment was as the deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Budget (FMB)/director, Fiscal Management Division, OPNAV (N82) from October 2009 to December 2013.
Mulloy is currently assigned as deputy chief of naval operations, integration of capabilities and resources (OPNAV N8) in Washington, D.C.
Mulloy’s personal decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).