Capt. Michael H. Toth
MSC Central Commander
23 September 2020
Toth is a native of North Ridgeville, Ohio and enlisted in 1986 as a nuclear trained machinist mate. His thirteen years enlisted service included tours in the commissioning crew of USS Alexandria
(SSN 757) and decommissioning crews of both USS Hunley
(AS 31) and USS L. Y. Spear
(AS 36). While onboard L. Y. Spear
, he was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning Program, attending Old Dominion University and earning a Bachelor's Degree in Science in Computer Science and his commission.
At sea, he has served in ships in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets with deployed operations in the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Horn of Africa and Arabian Gulf. His tours include deck and machinery officer in USS Whidbey Island
(LSD 41), training officer in USS Ramage
(DDG 61), first lieutenant in USS Ashland
(LSD 48), operations officer in USS Ponce
(LPD 15), combat systems officer in USS Ponce
(AFSB-(I) 15), executive officer in USS Whidbey Island
(LSD 41), and commanding officer in USS Omaha
Ashore, his assignments have included surface gunnery officer, Surface Warfare Development Group; action officer, Force Protection Directorate, United States Fleet Forces Command; and Observer/Trainer and USINDOPACOM Desk Officer, Joint Staff J7. He also attended the Naval War College, earning his Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Capt. Toth's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), Meritorious Unit Commendation (three awards), Battle Efficiency (three awards), Good Conduct (three awards), National Defense (two awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.