Captain Ronald W. Toland Jr., USN
Commanding Officer, Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center
Captain Toland is a native of Tucson, Ariz. He is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1998 with a Master of Science in Engineering Acoustics. He also graduated from the National Defense University, Joint Advanced Warfighting School in 2012 with a Master of Science in Joint Campaign Planning and Strategy.
Toland’s sea tours include USS Mahlon S. Tisdale (FFG 27) where he served as damage control assistant and ordnance officer and as a department head, he served as engineering officer on USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Thorn (DD 988). His commanding officer tours include command of MHC rotational Crew Force on USS Cormorant (MHC 57); deployed to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Raven (MHC 61); decommissioned his crew on USS Kingfisher (MHC 56); and commanded USS McFaul (DDG 74) where he deployed to the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Aden in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Counter Piracy.
Ashore, he served as future operations officer on the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic; deputy director (CTF-20) operations on the staff of Commander Second Fleet; surface warfare advisor on the CNO’s Sonar Integrated Coordinating Group attached to U.S. Fleet Forces Command; and as a Joint Strategic Maritime Planner and the Joint Planning Support Element deputy commander of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command. Toland assumed command of the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center in June 2016.
Toland’s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign, and service awards.