Commanding Officer


Captain Jack Houdeshell, USN
Professor of Naval Science
Boston Consortium

Captain Jack Houdeshell, a native of Iowa, received a NROTC scholarship after completing the BOOST program.  He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics.

Captain Houdeshell has served on five fast-attack submarines.  As a junior officer onboard USS HOUSTON (SSN 713) home ported in San Diego, CA, he served as Torpedo Division Officer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Combat Systems Officer during two Western Pacific Deployments. He next served as the Navigation-Operations Officer onboard USS TOLEDO (SSN 769) home ported in Groton CT completing a Mediterranean and Central Command deployments.  In addition, during his tour TOLEDO was surge deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  As Executive Officer on USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765), home ported in Norfolk, VA, he completed a Central Command deployment.  Captain Houdeshell’s first command tour was USS DALLAS (SSN 700), home ported in Groton, CT, where he completed a Central Command Deployment.  He relieved temporarily on USS SPRINGFIELD (SSN 761), home ported in Groton, CT.  His last command tour was again on USS DALLAS where he completed his fifth Central Command deployment.  USS HOUSTON, USS MONTPELIER, and USS DALLAS were awarded the Battle Efficiency “E” while he was serving onboard.

Prior to reporting to the Boston Consortium NROTC as the Professor of Naval Science, he previously served ashore as Submarine Officer Advanced Course Director at Naval Submarine School, Deputy J-2 for Innovation and Development Joint Forces Command, Deputy Commander for Submarine Squadron FOUR, Commanding Officer Naval Submarine School, the Chief of Staff for the Undersea Warfighting Development Center, and Commanding Officer Submarine Learning Center.

Captain Houdeshell earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering Acoustics from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and completed Joint Professional Military Education via the Command and General Staff Course in Leavenworth, KS, and the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, VA.

Captain Houdeshell assumed the position as Professor of Naval Science for the Boston Consortium on March 21, 2022.