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Captain Philip E. Malone

Capt. Malone graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering Systems. After completing the nuclear power training pipeline and Surface Warfare Officers School, he initially served as a surface warfare officer and later laterally transferred to the engineering duty officer (EDO) community.  Malone earned an Engineer’s degree and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2000, graduating with distinction and receiving the Surface Navy Association Award for Outstanding Research.

As a surface warfare officer at sea, he served as a reactor division officer aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), completing a Western Pacific deployment and qualifying as a surface warfare officer and nuclear engineer; fire control officer aboard USS Chandler (DDG 996), completing a counternarcotics deployment; and reactor training assistant aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), completing a Western Pacific deployment that included the initial strikes of Operation Enduring Freedom.

His started his EDO career at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where he served as the deputy project superintendent for the 2004 Nimitz Planned Incremental Availability in San Diego, California, and in the Nuclear Business Office. During this tour he qualified as EDO and drydocking officer.  His next assignment was as the propulsion engineer in the In-service Carrier Program Office (PMS 312) in Washington, D.C.  During this tour he deployed as an Individual Augmentee to Iraq as the oil sector lead with the Army Corps of Engineers.  Follow-on EDO tours included the chief of naval operations staff for the QDR and the Future Carrier Program Office (PMS 378) as the assistant program manager for production of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).  In April 2013, he assumed the duties of reactor officer aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as the ship entered her mid-life Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding.  In 2016, he reported to Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair Newport News as the CVN 78 post-delivery and integration officer.
In 2017, Malone relieved as the major program manager of the Carrier New Construction Program Office (PMS 379) responsible for the construction of the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), Enterprise (CVN 80) and Doris Miller (CVN 81).  He led the team that received the 2019 Dr. Al Somoroff Acquisition Award for outstanding achievement in reducing the procurement costs for the Navy’s next-generation aircraft carriers, CVN 80 and CVN 81, through a two-CVN buy.

In 2021, Malone assumed command of the Engineering Duty Officer School in Port Hueneme, California.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards) and several unit commendations.

Last Updated: 1 November 2021

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