|The Navy league Aiken Augusta Council held a dinner meeting at Newberry Hall on 24 March 2009. The speaker was Capt. William Traub, Chief of Staff, CONSUBGRU TEN out of Kings Bay GA. He had just been relieved as Commanding Officer USS Florida (SSGN-728) (Blue). Capt. Traub had the honor of making the first SSGN patrol in the 5th fleet area of responsibility with refitting and crew change in Diego Garcia. He further described the types of operations as well as some of the concerns about operations in that critical area. He described in general terms the capabilities of the SSGNs as well as the change in communications strategy for these capable submarines. He answered questions relative to the SSGNs and their operations.|| ATTENDED BY:
Jim Tisaranni, Philip Mateo, Kristin & Chuck Munns, Len Sjostrom, Burt Sappenfield, Nadine & Sam Thomas, Cassi & Mike Martin, Sharon & Wayne Rickman, Al Marshall, Marilyn & Dean Sackett, Tommy Pope, Jack Goldenberg, Penny & Bill Hunt, Lewis Fierke , and Fred Dohse.
CAPTAIN WILLIAM F. TRAUB CHIEF OF STAFF COMMANDER, SUBMARINE GROUP TEN
Captain Traub, a native of Vineland, New Jersey, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. After completion of initial nuclear power and submarine training, Captain Traub served aboard the USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER (SSN 709) from 1985 to 1988, as Main Propulsion Assistant, Damage Control Assistant and Communications Officer. Other sea assignments prior to command include Engineer Officer aboard USS BALTIMORE (SSN 704) from 1991 to 1994 and Executive Officer aboard USS WYOMING (SSBN 742) (BLUE) from 1996 to 1998.
Captain Traub's first command assignment was as Commanding Officer of USS TUCSON (SSN 770) from March 2001 to August 2003. While he was in command, TUCSON was awarded the Commander Submarine Squadron SEVEN 2001 Sharpshooter Award, 2001 and 2002 Communications "C" awards, the 2002 Engineering "E" award, 2002 Damage Control "DC" award, and the 2002 Battle Efficiency "E". TUCSON completed a Western Pacific deployment during his tour. Captain Traub's second command assignment was as Commanding Officer of USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728)(BLUE) from October 2006 to February 2009. While in command, FLORIDA (BLUE) was awarded the Commander Submarine Squadron SIXTEEN 2007 and 2008 Damage Control "DC" awards, 2007 and 2008 Engineering "E", 2007 Navigation "N", 2008 Tactical "T" and 2007 and 2008 Battle Efficiency "E" awards. Under Captain Traub's command, FLORIDA completed its maiden deployment as a SSGN to the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.
Captain Traub has served ashore at both Submarine Force staffs, first as the Force Retention Officer and Equal Opportunity Program Manager on the staff of Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet from 1988 to 1990 and then as the Flag Secretary and Executive Assistant on the staff of Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1998 to 2000. Captain Traub has also completed two tours at the United States Naval Academy, first as a Company Officer from 1994 to 1996 and then as a Battalion Officer from 2004 to 2006. Captain Traub has been in his current assignment as Chief of Staff for Commander Submarine Group TEN since February 2009.
Captain Traub has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Acheivement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.
Captain Traub is married to the former Carol Anne Wallis of Knoxville, Tennessee. They and their two children, Sydney and Chandler reside in St. Mary's Georgia.
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