Capt. Michael S. Dwan, USN
Commander, Task Force SIX FOUR
NAVEUR-NAVAF-SIXTHFLT Director, Tomahawk Strike Operations
A native of Port Monmouth, New Jersey, Capt. Mike Dwan was selected for commission as a "fleet input" through the Navy ROTC program. Graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in English, he has also earned a Master's degree in Information Warfare, Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Dwan assumed the role of Commander, Task Four SIX FOUR in Naples Italy in August 2023.
Operational sea duty assignments include division officer tours in USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80) as Electrical Officer and in USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) as Training Officer. His Department Head tours were aboard the Ballistic Missile Defense ship USS MILIUS (DDG 69) as Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer. He was the Executive Officer aboard the Navy's IAMD Test Ship, USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53). Prior to commissioning, he was an Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator (AW) in Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP 16).
Ashore, he served as the Ballistic Missile Defense Plans Officer, U.S. FIFTH Fleet; on the OPNAV N96 staff as the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) Requirements Officer; at Headquarters, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) as the Integrated Air & Missile Defense (IAMD) Branch Lead; at SMWDC IAMD Detachment Dahlgren as the Plans and Tactics Department Head (N5); and most recently at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) as the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile (TLAM)/Naval Surface Strike Department Head.
Dwan previously commanded the U.S. Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System, Romania (USAAMDSRO).
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Navy Good Conduct Medal, along with other personal, unit, and various campaign awards. He is also a graduate of the IAMD Warfare Tactics Instructor (WTI) program. Additionally, he is a recipient of both Surface Warfare Schools Command "Arleigh Burke Prize for Excellence" and the "VADM John D. Bulkeley Distinguished Graduate Award".