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U.S.S. RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
|Vice Admiral P. Stephen Stanley, USN
Seventh and Last Commanding Officer
USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN-687)
October 1992 - Decommissioning
|Vice Admiral P. Stephen Stanley
Director for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment, J8
The Joint Staff
Vice Admiral P. Stephen Stanley graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering.
After nuclear power and submarine training, he served his junior officer tour in USS
Andrew Jackson (SSBN 619G), his department head tour in Submarine NR-1 as Engineer
Officer, and his Executive Officer tour in USS William H Bates (SSN 680).
Command assignments include USS Richard B Russell (SSN 687) and Commander,
Submarine Development Squadron Five.
Following selection to flag rank, he has twice been assigned as Commander, Submarine
Group Eight; Commander, Submarine Force Sixth Fleet (CTF 69); Commander, Submarines
Allied Naval Forces South; and Commander, Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Force (CTF
164). During the second assignment, he performed additional duties as the Director, Navy
Europe Plans and Operations Center for the combined staff of Navy Europe and Sixth
Although his early shore assignments were in submarine support positions -- first as the Radiological Controls Officer
for Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and later as the Program Branch Head for the
Director of Naval Intelligence (OP-923) in Washington, DC -- all subsequent shore assignments have been in financial
During two different periods, he completed four financial management assignments. These positions include: Division
Head for Total Force Programming/Manpower (N122); Head of Program Planning and Development Branch (N801); Chief
of the Program and Budget Analysis Division (J8 PBAD); and Deputy Director, Submarine Warfare Division (N77B).
Most recently, he completed an assignment on the staff of Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command as Deputy Chief of
Staff for Capabilities and Resource Integration (N8) from January 2005 through November 2006. While assigned to U.S.
Fleet Forces Command, he assumed additional duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operational Readiness and
Vice Adm. Stanley is currently the Director for Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment (J8).
He is authorized to wear the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal and the Legion of Merit in
addition to several other personal and unit awards. updated: 27 December 2006