Deputy Director



image michael stahl Michael J. Stahl

Michael J. Stahl was born in Evanston, Illinois and attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. Following graduation he reported to flight training in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator in April 1985.

Military operational assignments included tours with VAQ-140 deploying aboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); VAQ-136, based in Atsugi, Japan, deploying aboard USS Independence (CV 62), and command of VAQ-135 deploying aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). He also served as Assistant Operations Officer for Carrier Air Wing 5 and Operations Officer for the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. Captain Stahl accumulated over 3500 flight hours and 799 arrested landings.

Military shore duty assignments included tours as a VAQ-129 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor, VX-5 Operational Test Director, VX-9 Assistant Chief Operational Test Director, Joint Staff Action Officer, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander for the Operational Test and Evaluation Force and Chief of Staff for the Naval Education and Training Command. He obtained a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Following retirement he entered Federal Civil Service in May 2012 with the Naval Education and Training Command in Pensacola, Florida. There he served as Executive Director of the Chief of Naval Personnel's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Task Force, co-lead of the Navy Enlisted Supply Chain Planning and Execution Business Improvement Team Execution Cross Functional Team, and lead action officer for Flag/Senior Executive Service Planning Board for Training. In December 2013 he reported to DANTES as the Deputy Director.