Trident Training Facility Kings Bay
Captain Wayne Wall, USN
Commanding Officer

Commanding Officer

Capt. Wayne Wall, a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and also has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Brenau University.

His at-sea assignments include experience aboard Trident (SSBN) and guided-missile (SSGN) submarines as division officer, USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) (Gold); navigator, USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Blue); executive officer, USS Florida (SSGN 728) (Gold), where he completed two deployments; and most recently commanding officer, USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) (Blue).

His shore tours include service with Trident Training Facility, Kings Bay, Georgia as a command and control exercise instructor ; Submarine Squadron 16/20 as squadron operations officer; U.S. Strategic Command’s (STRATCOM) Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike as branch chief of the Non-Kinetic Planning Division, a joint tour; and deputy for training at Submarine Squadron 20.

He assumed command of Trident Training Facility, Kings Bay, on Oct. 30, 2017.

Wall has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), and various other personal and unit awards to include the 2015 STRATCOM Omaha Trophy award and four Battle Efficiency “E” awards with the most recent in 2015.

Commander Scott M. Cullen, USN
Executive Officer

Executive Officer

A native of Buffalo, New York, Commander Cullen joined the Navy and entered the enlisted Nuclear Power training program in 1987. Upon graduation, his first assignment was on the Pre-Commissioning Unit, PCU, Scranton (SSN 756) homeported in Newport News, Va., which he commissioned in 1994.

His next assignment was on the PCU Rhode Island (SSBN 740), built in Groton, Conn. He commissioned the Rhode Island and conducted one strategic deterrent patrol out of its homeport of Kings Bay, Ga. While attached to the submarine, Commander Cullen was selected for the Enlisted Education Advancement Program and ultimately the Enlisted Commissioning Program.

After graduation from the University of North Florida in 1999, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, he completed the Officer Nuclear training pipeline and was assigned to the USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) (Gold), where he served in various positions including Reactor Controls Assistant, Chemistry and Radiological Controls Assistant, and Communications Officer, completing five strategic deterrent patrols from September 2000 to August 2003.

Commander Cullen was then assigned to Naval Postgraduate School from August 2003 to December 2005 where he earned a Masters Degree in Operations Analysis. Following completion of the Submarine Officer Advanced Course, he served as Navigation and Operations Officer onboard USS Olympia (SSN 717) from June 2006 to March 2009, completing an Engineered Refueling Overhaul. While attached to the Olympia, he was temporarily assigned to both the USS Key West (SSN 721) and USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) for portions of their respective deployments to the Western Pacific in 2007.

In April 2009, Commander Cullen reported to the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., where he served as a Program Analyst in the J8 Programming and Resourcing Directorate. Following completion of the Submarine Command Course, he reported as the Executive Officer of the USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Blue) in July 2011.

Following a tour that included two patrols, he reported to Commander, Submarine Squadron Twenty, in October 2012, where he served for three years as the Deputy for Strategic Readiness and Chief Staff Officer.

In March 2016, Commander Cullen reported to Trident Training Facility, Kings Bay, where he is currently serving as Executive Officer

Commander Cullen’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five awards), as well as various unit citations.

CMDCM (SS) Matthew Suzor, USN
Command Master Chief

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Suzor is a native of Temperance, Mich., and a graduate of Bedford High School.

He enlisted in the United States Navy and graduated from basic training in May 1991. Master Chief Suzor completed Basic Submarine School in 1991 and was assigned to the USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN-709) in Norfolk, Va., as a Fireman Apprentice and struck Quartermaster completing a Depot Modernization Period and Mediterranean Deployment while also advancing to Second Class Petty Officer.

His first shore assignment was as the Submarine Exercise Area Coordinator at Commander SubmarinO Group Ten (COMSUBGRU Ten) at Kings Bay, Ga., from 1995 to 1998.

He transferred in July 1998 to USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) (Blue) completing five strategic deterrent patrols. Selected for Chief Petty Officer in 2001, he transferred to USS Maine (SSBN 741) (Gold) as the Assistant Navigator and completed three strategic deterrent patrols.

In September 2003 he transferred to TRIDENT Training Facility, Kings Bay, Ga., where he served as the Leading Chief Petty Officer for the Strategic Navigation Pipeline and SPAN Team Trainers and received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in History from Valdosta State University.

In December 2006 he transferred to USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Gold) completing five strategic deterrent patrols as the Assistant Navigator and was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer.

In January 2010 Master Chief Suzor reported to Submarine Squadron 20 as the Assistant Navigator and was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer in May 2011.

From January to March 2013, Master Chief Suzor attended and completed the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy and the Chief of the Boat/Command Master Chief course.

He reported as Chief of the Boat to USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Gold) in April of 2013 and completed an Engineering Refueling Overhaul, a strategic on-load and one strategic deterrent patrol.

In February 2015, Master Chief Suzor was selected for Command Master Chief.

Master Chief Suzor reported to TRIDENT Training Facility in September 2015 as the Command Master Chief. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (five awards), and Good Conduct Award (eight awards).