Division of Engineering & Weapons

CDR Michael Hurni, USN

Deputy Director, Division of Engineering and Weapons

Commander Hurni is originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts.  He is a 1989 graduate of the University of New Hampshire where he received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.  He was a Nuclear Power Officer Candidate (NUPOC) and received his commission through Officer Candidate School in 1989.  He finished his nuclear training at the S1C Prototype in Windsor, Connecticut, in 1991.  Commander Hurni’s first sea tour was aboard USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN 37) where he served as the Electrical Division Officer, Shift Supervisor, Gunnery Officer and Ordnance Officer.  His second sea tour was aboard USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47) where he served as the Combat Systems Officer.  He then served as the Reactor Electrical Assistant onboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71).  His latest sea tour was aboard USS SAMUEL B. ROBERTS (FFG 58), serving as the ship’s Executive Officer.  Commander Hurni’s initial shore tour was at the Naval Postgraduate School where he received a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997.  His second shore tour was at the United States Naval Academy where he was an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, teaching Thermodynamics.  He then worked for the Commander U.S. Naval Air Force Atlantic Fleet, as the Officer in Charge of the Surface Nuclear Propulsion Mobile Training Team.  After earning is PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, he came to the United States Naval Academy in 2009.  He is currently serving as the Deputy Division Director for the Division of Engineering and Weapons.  Commander Hurni’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (gold star), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various campaign and service medals. 

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