Captain Ray Mach, USN

Captain Ray Mach, USN Ret.

National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board


Captain Mach has served as Salvage Officer and Boat Group Commander aboard USS Seminole (LKA-104); as Officer-in-Charge of YFU-97 at NAD, Earle, New Jersey; as Weapons Officer aboard USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938); as First Lieutenant aboard USS Charleston (LKA-113); as Executive Officer aboard USS Shreveport (LPD-12); as Commanding Officer aboard USS Fairfax County (LST-1193), and as Squadron Commander for Maritime Propositioning Squadron One (MPS-1). Captain Mach's tours ashore include two tours at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; the first as an instructor of seamanship and navigation, and later as Personnel and Administration Officer and instructor of management and economics. Captain Mach's most recent tour was served at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. While at the War College he held the Richmond Kelly Turner Chair of Amphibious Warfare and was a member of the Joint Military Operations faculty. Captain Mach is an instructor of navigation, rules of the road, seamanship and vessel handling as well as operational command and control. Captain Mach is the Academy's program manager for the new PortStar program which launches March 1st 2010.