Vice Admiral (Ret.) Michael J. Dumont
Michael J. Dumont

Retired Vice Admiral Michael J. Dumont was appointed interim president of Cal Maritime in March 2023. Previously, he served as deputy commander, U.S. Northern Command and vice commander of NORAD where, under the direction of the president of the United States and the secretary of defense, he was responsible for overseeing the protection of North America, providing homeland defense, maintaining cooperative security relationships and supporting state, local and tribal authorities.

When not serving in uniform, Dumont held senior policymaking roles in several federal agencies, including as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense. Earlier in his career, he was a litigation attorney with a private law firm representing businesses, municipal governments and institutions of higher education. He later served as a supervisory prosecuting attorney in Virginia before joining the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled aviation and admiralty litigation as well as major white-collar fraud investigations. Since leaving government service, Dumont has been employed as a strategy consultant to business, industry and higher education clients.

His teaching experience includes having served as a military instructor pilot, and as a legal instructor for the National Advocacy Center, the National College of District Attorneys and the Virginia Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council.


B.A., University of Southern Maine
M.S., National War College
M.A., Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College
J.D., Suffolk University Law School