2013 Board of Directors Election

Member since 1994

CAPT Cathal O’Connor is Commander, Amphibious Squadron ELEVEN, permanently forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan as part of SEVENTH Fleet.  At sea CAPT O’Connor has served in seven ships to include command of RUSHMORE (LSD 47).  Ashore, he has served as an instructor at SWOS, in Deep Blue, QDR2010 and as Speechwriter on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, on the Joint Staff J-8 and in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.  He served as a member of the SNA Awards board, President of the SNA Sasebo chapter and is a frequent contributor to Proceedings and the Naval War College Review.