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David Marquet

David Marquet

Title: U.S. Navy Captain (Ret.), Former Commander, Author - Turn the Ship Around

Company: USS Santa Fe (nuclear submarine)

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Educational Background

Masters, Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, 2006
Masters, International Relations & Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, 1986
BS, Physics, United States Naval Academy, 1981

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The World's Principled Leaders Series Speaker - March 5, 2021


L. David Marquet [mar-kay] is a retired United States Navy captain and bestselling author of Turn the Ship Around and Leadership is Language. He was the commander of the submarine USS Santa Fe. He turned the submarine from the worst in the fleet to be the most successful by using a leader-leader model of leadership. He became captain of the submarine in 1999 and since his retirement, the submarine has continued to win awards.

Since then he has worked as a leadership expert and he speaks to audiences globally about creating workplaces where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work. He taught previously at the Columbia University School of professional studies.


The World's Principled Leaders Series: David Marquet