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The official website for Commander, Submarine Group 10 (CSG 10)

Rear Admiral Thomas R. "TR" Buchanan


CSG 10 CommanderRear Adm. Thomas R. “TR” Buchanan grew up in a Navy family.  He is a native of Vallejo, California. He is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in Systems Engineering and holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from George Washington University.
His operational assignments included command of Submarine Squadron 20, in Kings Bay, Georgia and USS Albany (SSN 753) in Norfolk, Virginia. He also served aboard the USS Asheville (SSN 758) as a division officer; USS Florida (SSBN 728) (GOLD) as engineer officer; and USS Norfolk (SSN 714) as executive officer.

His staff assignments included duty as commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy; executive assistant to the Director of the Joint Staff; lead shipbuilding program analyst (OPNAV N80); officer-in-charge and operations officer, Commander, Task Force 54 Detachment Bahrain; special assistant to Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command; aide to the Director, Naval Reactors; action officer (OPNAV N513) and an intern on the Joint Staff (J5). In 2005 and 2009, he completed the Submarine Command Course.
He previously served as vice director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, U.S. Central Command (CCJ5), responsible for supporting Commander, U.S. Central Command with campaign planning, operational plan development, assessments, and multi-national security cooperation.
His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as many unit and campaign awards.

He is a recipient of the 2002 Naval Submarine League VADM Lockwood award for submarine professional excellence.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act  |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us
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