Commander Thomas J. Grady, USN
Deputy Commandant of Midshipmen
United States Naval Academy
Commander T.J. Grady was commissioned in 1996 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Economics.
Commander Grady’s flying tours included VP-47, Kaneohe, HI, VP-30, Jacksonville, FL, VPU-2, Kaneohe, HI, culminating in his command tour at VP-45, Jacksonville, FL flying the Navy’s newest Maritime Patrol Aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.
Along with completing a tour as a Catapult and Arresting Gear officer on the USS George Washington, Norfolk, VA, Commander Grady’s staff tour assignments include serving as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander Pacific Fleet and Captain Assignments officer, PERS-43, Millington, TN.
In 2010, Commander Grady earned a Master’s of Arts in Homeland Defense from American Military University, graduating with distinction. In 2012, he graduated from the Naval War College, Newport, RI, with a Master’s of Arts in National Security Studies.
Commander Grady has amassed over 2,900 hours in the P-3C and P-8A. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Air Medal (3 Strike Flight awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), various unit commendations and service/campaign awards.