Cmdr. Michael S. Mattis will address the Whittier Sunrise Rotary Club at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 Villaverde Dr. (lower level). The topic will be “Capabilities of our USN Submarine Fleet.”
A native of Fullerton, Mattis graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1994. He received Naval Nuclear Power and Submarine training before reporting to the fleet in February 1998 and qualifying in subs in January 1999.
He was selected as Commander, Submarine Squadron Seventeen (CSS-17) “Warfighter of the Year” for 2000. Reporting to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) in December 2000 as the Satellite Operations Department Head, Mattis was responsible for a Satellite Operations Center (SOC) and 24/7 Telemetry, Tracking, and Commanding (TT&C) operations of 23 on-orbit Navy Satellites/payloads. In January 2002, he became the Operations Director, leading 136 personnel operating 2 SOCs and 3 TT&C Remote Ground Facilities.
Guests are welcome to attend. Social time and breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. with the talk to follow at 8 a.m. There will be a charge for breakfast, but no charge for the program only.
For more information call 562-696-4886 or 562-943-7860.