November 15th dinner meeting with CAPT Paul Dinius, commanding officer, Trident Refit Facility
Our next Council event will be a dinner meeting on November 15, 2018, featuring CAPT Paul Dinius, commanding officer of Trident REFIT Facility, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
Capt. Paul L. Dinius is a
native of California and graduated from Norwich University, the Military
College of Vermont in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
He was commissioned through the Naval ROTC program at Norwich. Dinius holds
master's degrees in mechanical engineering (1999) from the University of
Oklahoma and in engineering management (2004) from Old Dominion University. He
is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College Correspondence Course (JPME
Phase I) and Joint Forces Staff College (JPME Phase II).
Dinius' shipboard assignments include USS Pargo (SSN 650), USS Alabama (SSBN 731) (Gold), combat systems officer in USS Hampton (SSN 767), executive officer in USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) and commanding officer (CO) in USS Helena (SSN 725).
Shore assignments include assistant professor of Naval Science, NROTC, University of Oklahoma; submarine department head detailer (PERS-42) Navy Personnel Command; special assistant to the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, and the deputy director of the Commander's Action Group at US Strategic Command; senior member of the Commander, Submarine Force Pacific (COMSUBPAC) Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team and COMSUBPAC force navigator; and executive assistant to Commander, Navy Personnel Command and CO staff enlisted.
His awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, three Battle Efficiency E awards and four Meritorious Unit Commendations.
An avid runner, in 2017 he ran his first Boston Marathon after qualifying at the Nashville Rock and Roll Marathon and St. Jude Marathon. He is also a licensed professional engineer in mechanical engineering with the state of Oklahoma.
CAPT Dinius' presentation is titled "Maintaining the Ohio class of submarines and preparing for the new Columbia class." Subtitled: "The Amazing Things We Do At TRF."