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William J. Toti

About The Author

Captain William J. Toti, USN(Ret) served for more than twenty-six years on active duty, from enlisted seaman to, in turn, Commanding Officer of the nuclear submarine USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) and commodore of Submarine Squadron 3. He served for more than nine years in the Pentagon, including tours as special assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, as Navy representative to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, and as deputy director of the Navy War Plans Cell, Deep Blue.

After transitioning to industry in 2006, Toti served in various roles, including vice president positions in Raytheon, Hewlett Packard, DXC, and HPE, and as president in Cubic Corporation and L3 Maritime Systems, eventually rising to serve as President and CEO of Sparton Corporation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a master’s degree in spacecraft systems engineering and pre-doctoral Electrical Engineer degree from the Naval Postgraduate School.

He was featured in the 2016 PBS documentary, 9/11: Inside the Pentagon, the 2020 History Channel documentary, 9/11: The Pentagon, and National Geographic’s twentieth anniversary limited series documentary, 9/11: One Day in America.

Among many other honors, Toti is a seven-time recipient of the Legion of Merit.

He and his wife Karen are parents of two adult children, and currently live in Florida.

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