CDR, USN (ret)
Commander George Wallace USN (ret.) served in the US Navy for twenty-two years as an officer on nuclear submarines. After receiving his commission through Naval ROTC and a degree in Engineering at The Ohio State University, he served on USS JOHN ADAMS (SSBN 620) and the USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624). Commander Wallace served as Executive Officer on the Sturgeon class nuclear attack submarine USS SPADEFISH (SSN 668). He commanded the USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) from February 1990 to August 1992. Under his command, the Houston was awarded the CIA Meritorious Unit Citation. He completed his active duty career as Assistant Chief of Staff, Submarine Group Five.
George and Don Keith teamed up to write the best-selling novel Final Bearing and then Firing Point, which has been adapted to become the major motion picture Hunter-Killer currently in production, and the recently released submarine thriller Dangerous Grounds. Independently, he is the author of Operation Golden Dawn.
George holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a degree in International Studies from the Naval War College. In addition to numerous technical papers and articles, he holds two patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office. After retiring from active duty, he held several positions as CTO or VP/Director of Special Projects in non-defense industry startups. Returning to his Submarine roots, he was Director of Business Development for L3 Communications, focusing on sonar systems in US and Asia Markets. George joined Perot Systems, now NTT Data, in 2009 where he is the Customer Executive Director Navy, overseeing all of NTT Data’s Navy work.
An avid woodworker, George has an extensive home workshop and keeps busy producing furniture, turnings, and custom pens for family and friends. He bicycles daily to and from the Washington Navy Yard.
Commander Wallace and his wife Penny live in Alexandria, Virginia.