Captain J. Thomas Gilmartin

United State Navy

Captain Gilmartin was born in San Francisco, CA and raided in Aurora, CO. he is a 1964 graduate of the United States Naval Academy.

Following commissioning, Captain Gilmartin was assigned to USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) until May 1969 where he served as Damage Control Assistan and then as Engineer Officer.

Captain Gilmartin graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA where he earned a Master’s of Science in Physics. After completing a year of Nuclear Power Training, he reported to USS Truxtun (CGN 35) in October 1972 as Main Propulsion Assistant.

Following two years as a member of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board on the staff of the Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet, Captain Gilmartin reported to USS Long Beach (CGN 9) for a three year tour as Engineer Officer. His following assignment was as the Nuclear Propulsion and Readiness and Training Officer on the staff of the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

In August 1983, Captain Gilmartin assumed command of the San Diego, CA based destroyer USS Henry B. Willson (DDG 7). After 28 months as Commanding Officer of Wilson, Captain Gilmartin proceeded to Norfolk, VA and commenced a three year tour as Command Officer of USS Bainbridge (CGN 25). Prior to his assignment as Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit, University of Washington, Captain Gilmartin was the Senior Member of the Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet Propulsion Examining Board

Captain Gilmartin is married to the former Kathleen Driessen of Saint Charles, IL. They have five children: Michael, Timothy, Jennifer, Daniel, and John.

Captain Gilmartin’s decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Battle Efficiency “E” (two awards), Vietnam Service Medal (nine awards), and South West Asian Service Medal.