Lieutenant Christopher Hoover
Assistant Professor of Naval Science
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: 512-471-7643
- Office: CLA 5.512
- Campus Mail Code: C3604
Lieutenant Christopher Hoover, a native of Davidsonville, Maryland graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in computer science. He completed qualifications at Naval Nuclear Power School and Nuclear Power Training Unit on MTS-626, USS Daniel Webster, in Charleston, South Carolina. LT Hoover finished his initial submarine training at the Submarine Officer Basic Course in Groton, Connecticut.
Upon reporting to the USS La Jolla in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, LT Hoover served as the electrical division officer. He deployed in 2008 to the Western Pacific and supported La Jolla through a 14-month comprehensive maintenance period in Pearl Harbar Naval Shipyard’s drydocks. LT Hoover guided La Jolla through undocking and sea trials as undocking officer and damage control assistant. He successfully completed the Prospective Nuclear Engineering Officer course and finished his tour as La Jolla's assistant weapons officer.
LT Hoover reported in July of 2010 to US Naval Forces Europe and Sixth Fleet Headquarters, in Naples, Italy. As an engagement plans officer for Europe Engagement Group, he coordinated international engagements between the US Navy and other navies around Europe. On short notice, LT Hoover embarked USS Mount Whitney in March of 2011 to plan and execute Operation Odyssey Dawn with the Joint Task Force.
As an assistant professor of naval science, LT Hoover now serves on the Naval ROTC staff of the University of Texas at Austin. He teaches navigation, operations, and engineering courses and oversees the program’s nuclear accessions.