Captain Stephen E. Mongold enlisted in the Navy in 1995 as a Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate (NUPOC). He hails from Springfield, Pennsylvania and graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and from Old Dominion University with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management.
Mongold’s operational assignments include USS HAMPTON (SSN 767) as a Division Officer where he completed one CENTCOM and one EUCOM deployment. His Department Head tour was as Engineer Officer of USS BOISE (SSN 764). During his tour, BOISE completed a Depot Modernization Period, Combat System modernization period, and deployment certification. As Executive Officer, he served aboard USS RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740) Gold and completed three strategic deterrent patrols. Mongold most recently commanded USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) from 2013-2016 where he completed a 16-month emergent dry-docking repair and a CENTCOM deployment.
Ashore, Mongold has served as a Submarine Tactics instructor, a Prospective Nuclear Engineering instructor, the Submarine Squadron Eight Material Officer and as the Executive Assistant to the Commander, Submarine Forces. Most recently, he served as the Senior Member of the Fleet Forces Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board.
Mongold has been privileged to serve on teams that were awarded the 2015 Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy, the Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Battle Efficiency ‘E’. His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.