Michael J. Dumont

Interim President of California State University Maritime Academy

Interim President Dumont shaking hands with a summer cruise cadet during the TSGB's arrival in Vallejo

Mike Dumont, J.D., is a former American military leader, government executive, and attorney with experience in both private practice and government service. He has served as the interim president of California State University Maritime Academy since July 7, 2023.

President Dumont has been a speaker, consultant and thought leader on issues related to national security and U.S. foreign policy, as well as aviation, maritime, and aerospace technologies. Before joining Cal Maritime, he served as a strategy consultant, litigation attorney, a senior executive in the U.S. government, and as a combat aviator in the U.S. military.

In his civil service career, he served in several federal agencies including the Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Navy Reserve, he served simultaneously as both the Deputy Commander of U.S. Northern Command and as Vice Commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado. 

President Dumont is a member of several boards and councils, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine, a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, a Master of Science degree from the National War College, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.