Commander Steven Cincotta
Commander Steven Cincotta
United States Navy
CDR Steven Cincotta, a native of Berwick, Maine, is a1989 NROTC graduate from the University of Maine where he earned his Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude) in Engineering Physics. Selected for submarine service, he attended the Navy Nuclear Power School (NNPS) in Orlando, Florida, following a brief tour at the David Taylor Research Center in Carderock, Maryland where he served as an acoustics engineer. Upon completion of his class room curriculum at NNPS, he was assigned to hands on training at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls, Idaho, with a follow on tour for initial submarine officer training at Submarine School, New London, Connecticut.
In January, 1991, he reported to the first of four submarines to which he would be assigned during his tenure with the United States Navy. As a junior officer aboard USS MICHIGAN (SSBN 727) (GOLD) home ported at Bangor, Washington, he held the positions of Strategic Fire Control Officer and Reactor Controls Assistant. Selected for new construction duty, he returned to New London, Connecticut, to serve as the inaugural Main Propulsion Assistant and subsequent Department Head of the Tactical Systems Department aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) RHODE ISLAND (SSBN 740). In 1994 he returned to the collegiate ranks where he spent two and a half years as an Associate Professor of Naval Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, teaching Naval Engineering and Naval Weaponry to CU midshipmen while personally earning his Masters of Science (summa cum laude) in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering / Waterspace Management).
Submarine Officer Advanced Course in Groton, Connecticut, followed his time in Colorado which then lead to his assignment as Operations Officer aboard USS NEVADA (SSBN 733) (BLUE) from 1997 to 2000. CDR Cincotta had the privilege of leading a most exceptional department of Electronic Technicians which earned his crew the submarine Navigation “N”, Communication “C”, and Strategic Weapon/Navigation “S”, while he successfully completed Qualifications for Submarine Command. Next he served as the executive assistant to the director of Naval Sea Systems Command Submarine Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Department in Washington, D.C. In 2002 he was assigned as the Executive Officer aboard USS ANNAPOLIS (SSN 760), home ported in Groton, Connecticut, were his crew earned the Battalion “E” Efficiency Award for efforts in Operation Enduring Freedom/Global War on Terrorism.
In 2003 he reported to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN) Instillations and Environment (I&E) where he served as a lead analyst for the Department of the Navy 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) team stationed in Washington, DC. CDR Cincotta was then assigned as the Executive Officer and subsequent Commanding Officer of Navy Recruiting District (NRD) St Louis, Missouri, were he and his team received numerous accolades for excellence in all areas of recruiting. Upon his change of command, he was transferred to Naval Mine and Antisubmarine Warfare Command in San Diego, California, where he served as the Navy’s lead instructor for Theater Antisubmarine Warfare. In July 2011, he assumed duties as Executive Officer of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Unit at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
CDR Cincotta personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, and various service medals, campaign medals, and ribbons.