After 25 years of faithful service LCDR Michael Grimshaw retires. LCDR Grimshaw’s biography follows:
Lieutenant Commander Grimshaw was born in Manchester, CT and raised in Port Charlotte, FL. He graduated from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications and minors in Political Science and Philosophy. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a Cryptologic Warfare Officer through the Seaman to Admiral-21 Program. Lieutenant Commander Grimshaw also earned a Master’s of Science in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
He enlisted in the Navy in 1996 as a Cryptologic Technician Collection and served in assignments to USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN 37), USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3), earning his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, Corry Station Pensacola, Florida qualifying as a Master Training Specialist, and Cryptologic Readiness Group Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, before selection to the STA-21 commissioning program.
After commissioning, Lieutenant Commander Grimshaw was assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where he served as a Fleet Information Operations Center Battle Watch Captain and Subsurface Direct Support Officer. His next tour was as Information Warfare Officer on USS MOMSEN (DDG 92) where he deployed twice to Seventh and Fifth Fleets, and earned his Information Warfare Officer and Surface Warfare Officer qualifications. His follow on assignment was to the Center for Information Dominance Unit Corry Station, where he served as the Department Head for the Joint SIGINT and Cyber schoolhouse, and instructor for the senior enlisted and officer courses. He then went to NPS before completing his milestone tour as the Cryptologic Resource Coordinator at CNE-CNA-C6F in Naples, Italy. In his final tour, he served as the Force Information Warfare Officer at Commander Naval Surface Forces Pacific, Coronado, California.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Naval Achievement Medal (six awards) and various campaign, unit, and service awards.
LCDR Grimshaw is married to the former Lauren Tietje, of Morro Bay, California, and has five children, Taylor, Dan, Levi, Cole, and Mack.
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