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Captain Ronald W. Toland Jr.,
U. S. Navy, Commanding Officer
Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center

Commanding Officer

Captain Toland is a native of Tucson, Ariz. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1998 with a Master of Science in Engineering Acoustics. He also graduated from the National Defense University, Joint Advanced Warfighting School in 2012 with a Master of Science in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy.

Toland’s sea tours include USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG 27) where he served as damage control assistant and ordnance officer and as a department head, he served as engineering officer on USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Thorn (DD 988). His commanding officer tours include command of MHC rotational Crew Force on USS Cormorant (MHC 57); deployed to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Raven (MHC 61); decommissioned his crew on USS Kingfisher (MHC 56); and commanded USS McFaul (DDG 74) where he deployed to the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Aden in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Counter Piracy.

Ashore, he served as future operations officer on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic; deputy director (CTF-20) operations on the staff of Commander Second Fleet; surface warfare advisor on the CNO’s Sonar Integrated Coordinating Group attached to U.S. Fleet Forces Command; and as a Joint Strategic Maritime Planner and the Joint Planning Support Element deputy commander of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command. Toland assumed command of the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in June 2016.

Toland’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.


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Commander Espiridion N. “Speedy” Limón,
U. S. Navy, Executive Officer
Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center

Executive Officer

Cmdr. Limón is a native of Lubbock, Texas. He enlisted under the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program and ascended to the officer ranks via the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program. He graduated from Texas Technological University (TTU) in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (EE). He also attended the Brookings Institute for Legislative Affairs in 2007 and graduated from the United States Air Force Air War College in 2010 with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies.

Limón has completed five major deployments at sea and one ashore. As a naval flight officer, he has accumulated nearly 2,500 flight hours and 555 arrested landings in the S-3B Viking. He has served in sea control squadrons 24 (VS 24), 22 (VS 22) and 30 (VS 30) deploying aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). His last deployment was aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) where he served in two capacities; first as the assistant air officer (mini-boss) and then as the strike operations officer before selection as an Individual Augmentee (IA).

His shore tours include assignments as the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) liaison naval officer (LNO) to both United States European Command (EUCOM) and United States Africa Command (AFRICOM), Stuttgart, Germany; assistant operations officer for United States Sea Control Wing, Atlantic to include additional duties as a weapons and tactics instructor to United States Sea Control Weapons School, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Fla.; air plans and readiness officer for Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW 3), NAS Oceana, Va.; congressional engagement liaison officer for the Resources, Requirements and Analysis Directorate (J02R), United States Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), Norfolk, Va.; and as chief of staff for the Joint Information Support Task Force (Special Operations), Camp As Sayliyah, Doha, Qatar. Limón reported as executive officer for the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center (FLEASWTRACEN), Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego in November 2015.

His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Battle “E” and various unit, campaign, and service awards.


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CMDCM (SW/AW) Beda V. Santiago,
U. S. Navy, Command Master Chief
Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center

Senior Enlisted Leader

Command Master Chief Santiago, a native of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines, graduated from the University of the Assumption in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 135-Brown Group) and Command Master Chief / Chief of Boat Course (Class 97).

His sea duty assignments include USS Cimarron (AO-177), USS Boxer (LHD-4), USS Princeton (CG-59), and USS Makin Island (LHD-8). Santiago’s most recent sea assignment was aboard USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) where he completed two Arabian Gulf deployments with Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group.

His shore duty tours include Steadfast (AFDM-14), Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Facility San Diego, and Navy Recruiting District San Diego. Santiago reported as the Command Master Chief for the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center (FLEASWTRACEN) in April 2015.

Santiago’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (nine awards), and various unit and campaign awards. He is qualified to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist pins.


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