Commander, New York Naval Militia Western Command
Captain Hurley received his commission in 1986 as a Special Duty Officer (Merchant Marine Deck). This was the culmination of four years at SUNY Maritime College where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a minor in Mathematics and a United States Coast Guard Third Mate License.
Captain Hurley has served as the First Lieutenant aboard the USS Fearless (MSO-442), Anti Submarine Warfare Officer aboard the USS Blakely (FF-1072), Vehicle Maintenance Officer (MIUWU-202), Training Officer (Naval Control of Shipping Office), Training, Operations and Executive Officer (Assault Craft Unit Two – Det 205), Officer in Charge (Naval Mobile Construction Batallion-21 Det 215), Training Officer (Supreme Allied Command – Transformation), Executive Officer (MIUWU-214), Deputy Commander (MSRON-8), Battle Watch Captain (CNO OPS & Plans),and Joint Forces Training Center Branch Head (NATO ACT). He mobilized in 2007 - 2008 as Deputy Commander (Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron – Two One) and again in 2010 – 2011 as the NAVCENT Liaison Officer to ARCENT.
His civilian employment following graduation was as a Systems Field Engineer for the Sperry Systems Management Group working in the Ballistic Missile Submarine Program. Later, he won a fellowship to attend SUNY at Buffalo where he completed a Masters in Library Science with honors in 1993. After graduate school he began work as a Library Media Specialist. Presently, he works as a Library Media Specialist at the Williamsville Central School District.
Captain Hurley is authorized to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (2) and Navy Achievement Medal (3). He has completed JPME Phase I & II, Advanced JPME, PHR Certification, Reserve Component National Security Course and NRAMS. He most recently earned a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle, PA.
Updated: 15 October, 2015