Saunak Shah

Sophmore Officer Instructor

Orignally from Gettysburg, PA, LT Shah graduated from Boston University in 2006 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he worked as a rapid prototype engineer with MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  In 2009, he joined the US Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer and was commissioned from Officer Candidate School. Following his commission, he went through 21 months of nuclear and submarine training completing Nuclear Power, Nuclear Prototype. Scuba Diving, and Basic Submarine Officer Schools. In 2011, he joined his first ship, USS MISSISSIPPI, in Groton, CT.

He was part of the commissioning crew for USS MISSISSIPPI serving as the Main Propulsion Assistant, Ship Diving Officer, and Navigation Department Division Officer. He earned his Submarine Warfare Device in 2012 and qualified Nuclear Engineer Officer in 2013. He joined CSG-1 staff on USS CARL VINSON in June 2014 and was deployed for the entire 9 ½ months 2014-2015 Western Pacific and Arabian Gulf Deployment. He held the roles of Assistant Submarines Officer and TLAM Officer which included CTF 50 LAC while in theater. 

In June 2016, LT Shah started his first shore assignment at NROTC San Diego. Some of his duties include Nuclear Power Officer, Academics Officer, Sophomore Class Adviser while teaching Naval Engineering and Weapons.  

LT Shah’s awards include 2 Navy Commendation Medal, 2 Navy Achievement Medal, and various service awards.