RDML Stephen G. Mack
Director of Maritime Operations,
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa
Deputy Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet
Commander, Submarine Group 8
Rear Admiral Steve Mack is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering under the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Post-Masters Certificate for Advanced Study in Signal Processing from Johns Hopkins.
His sea duty assignments include serving as a Division Officer onboard USS ALASKA (GOLD), Navigator onboard USS MEMPHIS, and Executive Officer onboard USS VIRGINIA. Following his Department Head tour on MEMPHIS, he was the first U.S. Submariner to attend and pass the U.K. Submarine Command Course – ‘Perisher’. He commanded USS HAWAII (SSN 776) and while in command, the ship completed two Western Pacific deployments and earned the Battle Efficiency ‘E’ for 2010 and 2012. He also served as Commodore, Submarine Development Squadron Five in Bangor, WA.
He currently serves as Director of Maritime Operations for Naval Forces Europe and Africa, Deputy Commander, U.S. SIXTH Fleet, and Commander, Submarine Group EIGHT, responsible for the operational oversight and readiness management of forward deployed maritime forces in support of the Commander, U.S. European Command, and Commander, U.S. Africa Command.
Ashore, he most recently served with NATO at Allied Maritime Command in Northwood, UK as Commander Submarines NATO. Earlier staff assignments include Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, Atlantic; USINDOPACOM Director Current Operations Division (J33); COMSUBPAC Prospective Commanding Officer Instructor; Submarine Squadron One Deputy for Operations; Submarine Squadron Seven Deputy for Operations; Exchange Officer at the Submarine Headquarters at HMAS STIRLING, Western Australia; and Assistant Director for Officer Training at Naval Submarine School, Groton, CT.
He is most proud of the unit commendations and awards that reflect the superb teams he has served with including four Battle Efficiency “E” awards, a Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation, a Navy Unit Commendations, and three Meritorious Unit Commendations. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (three awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), among others.