Captain Eric M. Sager

Capt. Eric M. Sager is a native of Weymouth, Massachusetts. He received his commission in 1998 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Sager also received a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.
 
At sea, Sager’s assignments include service as a division officer aboard USS Honolulu (SSN 718) where he completed a Western Pacific deployment; engineer officer aboard USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) (Gold) where he completed four strategic deterrent patrols; and as executive officer aboard USS Norfolk (SSN 714), where he completed a deployment to the U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility.

Sager commanded USS California (SSN 781), leading his crew on an unplanned surge deployment and a scheduled U.S. European Command deployment in 2016.  His team was awarded the 2016 Battle “E” and was the Submarine Force nomination for the 2016 Fleet Forces Battenberg Cup.  Sager is a recipient of the 2017 Vice Admiral Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership for his time in command.

Ashore, Sager has served in various positions including at Nuclear Power Training Unit; Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20; on the staff of Commander, Submarine Forces as the Tactical Readiness Evaluation team executive officer, deputy commodore of Submarine Squadron 12, director of the Undersea Forces Aggressor Squadron, and as the Submarine Force Atlantic Prospective Commanding Officer instructor.

He is currently the commanding officer, Naval Submarine School.

Sager is privileged to have been a part of many outstanding teams having earned three retention excellence awards, four Battle “E” awards, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, a Navy Unit Commendation, and the Arleigh Burke Trophy.
 

Last Updated: 7 February 2022

 
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