Welcome To The Official Website For The
USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
CAPTAIN David S. Herbein, USN
Professor, Naval Construction & Engineering

CAPTAIN Herbein, a native of Reading, PA, was commissioned from the
U. S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a B.S. in Marine Engineering. He
served as a division officer on USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN 687) and
Weapons Department Head on USS ANDREW JACKSON (SSBN 619 (G)).

He was designated an Engineering Duty Officer in 1984, and obtained his
Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and
Naval Engineer degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
in 1987.

Captain Herbein's first industrial tour was at Mare Island Naval Shipyard,
and subsequently served as Repair Officer on USS CANOPUS (AS 34), in
Kings Bay, Georgia, and Operations Officer at Portsmouth Naval
Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.

Captain Herbein was Deputy Director of the Submarine Design and
Systems Engineering Group of Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA05)
before reporting as Commanding Officer of the Submarine Maintenance
Engineering, Planning and Procurement (SUBMEPP) Activity in
Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He is currently serving as the Professor of
Naval Construction and Engineering in the
Department of Ocean
Engineering at MIT.