John L. Shea
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About John L. Shea
Captain John L. Shea was commissioned directly into active duty in the United States Navy in 1983. His first submarine was the USS New York City, a first-flight Los Angeles fast-attack submarine, on which he conducted various Cold War operations in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. He then served on the USS Groton, which conducted operations in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Artic Circle, and participated in Desert Storm. After ten years of active duty, he joined the Navy Reserve, where he served for twenty years before retiring as a captain in 2013. As a civilian John is the chief information officer for a public financial services company. Born and raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, the author graduated from Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in marine engineering, Anna Maria College with an MBA, and Navy Nuclear Power School. He and his wife, Dolores, have four children.