Captain Hattaway is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He attended the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science in Systems Engineering. He also holds a Master’s of Science in Operations Research and a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
His sea duty assignments include Gunnery Officer and later fleeting up as Combat Systems Officer on USS HEWITT (DD 966), MP-3 Division Officer and Engineering Training Officer on USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63), Engineer Officer on USS MITSCHER (DDG 57), Materiel Officer (N4) on the staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron 22, and Surface Operations/Future Plans Officer (N32) on the staff of Commander Carrier Strike Group 10.
CAPT Hattaway’s served as Executive Officer fleeting up to Commanding Officer in USS JOHN S. McCAIN (DDG 56). During this tour he participated in Operation TOMODACHI, conducting search and rescue and disaster relief efforts in the wake of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear disaster. In addition he conducted numerous Joint and multi-national exercises with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and Republic of Korea Navy and executed several real world Ballistic Missile Defense missions in the Seventh Fleet area of operations.
CAPT Hattaway’s next command tour was USS LEWIS B PULLER (ESB-3) Gold. Throughout three deployments to the Middle East, he and the hybrid crew of military and civilian mariners integrated the first Expeditionary Sea Base into CENTCOM plans and operations supporting Army, Marine, Mine Countermeasures and Special Operations Forces.
CAPT Hattaway reported to MCMRON 7 in August 2020 as Deputy Commodore and fleeted-up as Commodore in July 2021.
CAPT Hattaway’s shore tours include the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Assessment Division (N81) where he served as the Section Head for World Class Models and INDOPACOM’s Joint Inter-Agency Task Force West as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Engagement (J5) and the Chief of the Commander’s Action Group.
CAPT Hattaway’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards. He is a designated subspecialist in both Operations Research and Modeling and Simulation.
23-May-2024Underwater Defence and Security Theatre BMaintaining warfighting advantage in MW for the current and future fleet