USNA ‘97

GW Award - December 2014

GW Award - December 2014

Kandahar, Afghanistan 2010

Kandahar, Afghanistan 2010

Dave Wolynski graduated from USNA in 1997 and started his naval career as a Surface Warfare Officer. His first ship was USS LABOON (DDG 58) out of Norfolk, VA.  Following his tour on LABOON, he served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Tomahawk Strike Detachment onboard USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65).  He then lateral transferred to the Naval Intelligence Community.

In Naval Intelligence, Dave has served in a variety of tours, ashore and afloat, to include multiple overseas tours in the Middle East and Asia.  For shore duty, he has taught at the National Intelligence University, served as an intelligence briefer for the Chief of Naval Operations, and has been assigned to US Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain as well as Special Operations Command Central in Qatar. For sea duty, Dave has served on USS BOXER (LHD 4) out of San Diego as well as USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) out of Yokosuka, Japan.

As of January 2019, he continues to serve on active duty, most recently at the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Maryland. 

From Dave:

            I started at USNA in the summer of 1993 when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” began.  Since its repeal, I’ve thankfully been able to serve openly.  It is a tremendous opportunity to continue to serve our country in the Navy and build on the legacy of LGBT alumni who have gone before me. Today’s USNA midshipmen have so many exciting opportunities- I’m a bit envious! I look forward to helping them all succeed in their personal and professional lives as much as I can.