Bremerton-Olympic Peninsula Council Navy League of the US

Sept 12: Luncheon Speaker CDR Andrew Ring, Commanding Officer USS Houston (SSN-713)


Our New September Luncheon Speaker is Commander Andrew H Ring Commanding Officer of the USS Houston (SSN-713). He has just successfully completed the decommissioning  ahead of schedule Arriving last August and turned over the ship to PSNS on August 24, 2017.

Commander Andrew Homer Ring, a native of Wilmore, KS, joined the Kansas Army National Guard and Army Reserve in 1992 as a cannon crewmember in field artillery.  In 1993 he received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating from U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering.

Commander Ring’s sea assignments include a junior officer tour on USS CHARLOTTE (SSN 766), Navigator/Operations officer on USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731) BLUE and USS NEVADA (SSBN 733) He completed five Pacific strategic deterrent patrols with his departments earning three CSS 19 Navigation “N” awards.  He was the Executive Officer on USS JACKSONVILLE (SSN 699).

Commander Ring’s shore assignments include duty as a Watch Officer at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Norfolk, VA.  He served as a Liaison Officer at the Joint Warfare Analysis Command in Dahlgren, VA for the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea.  During this assignment he also completed a tour in Iraq at Camp Victory as the Multi-National Corps Iraq and U.S. State Department Liaison Officer.  He was selected for the 2011 Federal Executive Fellowship Program and attended Harvard University as a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs studying Chinese foreign policy.  He served as Executive Officer of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Deputy for Material Readiness at Submarine Squadron Seven in Pearl Harbor, HI.

Commander Ring earned a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Planning from the U.S. Naval War College, a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Business Administration from Touro University, and a Masters of Art in Liberal Studies from University of Oklahoma.

Location is the Bangor Conference Center, Trident Ballroom, NBK, Bangor. Doors open at 11:00, Lunch begins at 11:30

Registration: Call Realty Station at 360 377-5699 for your lunch registration. Please call before Sept 5.

Members without base access – processing time can take weeks.

Please provide your name as it appears on your ENHANCED drivers license or US passport, your city and date of birth.

Members without enhanced WA Drivers License or passport need to be escorted by a member with base access.