Thomas Logan Malone, Ed.D.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy Retired
Rear Admiral Thomas Logan Malone, born in Brunswick, Georgia, completed his undergraduate education in Naval Science (Electrical Engineering) at the United States Naval Academy in 1953. Following retirement from the Navy, Admiral Malone successfully completed a Master of Arts in Economics and a Doctorate in Education from Memphis State University.
Admiral Malone’s 30 years of U. S. Naval service was spent principally in both nuclear attack and ballistic missile submarines starting as a junior officer and rising to command of a nuclear attack submarine. Along with many covert missions, he served on the crew of USS Sea Dragon as it transited the Northwest Passage to the North Pole, through the Bering Straits and on to Hawaii. This trip included travelling submerged in uncharted waters and surfacing through the ice. His submarine command tour, served during the Cold War, resulted in the award of the Navy Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Legion of Merit for submarine actions during deployments in the Western Pacific Theater. This was followed by service as Squadron Commander and Group Commander of nuclear submarines. Just prior to selection to Flag Rank, Admiral Malone served as Chief of Staff to the Commander Submarine Forces Pacific Fleet.
Admiral Malone was promoted to Rear Admiral in July 1975. He served in various Washington DC naval submarine assignments including Project Director for the Chief of Naval Operations for the Tomahawk Missile Development, the 688 Class Nuclear Submarine Development and the Deep-Submergence Program. He commanded all NATO and American submarines in the Mediterranean after which he finished his naval career, in 1982, as Chief of Naval Technical Training, headquartered near Memphis, TN. He was awarded the second Legion of Merit for this service as the Superintendent of all Navy schools and recruit training.
Following retirement from the Navy, Admiral Malone moved into the private sector and served as president of a Tennessee Community Bank and Headmaster of a private K-12 school in Memphis. In 1990, he was recruited as Board member, and then CEO, of the Medicare Quality Improvement organization (QIO) serving Tennessee, which was experiencing severe organizational failures. His success in bringing the Tennessee organization up to excellence was recognized and he was then recruited to be the CEO of the Florida Quality Improvement organization which also needed his leadership and organizational skills to bring the organization to excellence. He retired from the private sector in 2010.
Admiral Malone and his wife, Dr. Marguerite Malone, are full-time residents of Sarasota, Florida, and are very active in the community. Dr. Marguerite Malone, first elected in 2004, continues to serve on the publically elected Board of Governors of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.