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Maryvale graduate commands subs in Pacific Ocean

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  • Craig Pletenik/Phoenix Union High School District

Being the commander of all the submarines in the Pacific Ocean is a long way from Maryvale High School, but Maryvale graduate (Class of ’76) Rear Admiral Philip Sawyer is now the Commander of the Pacific Submarine Fleet, a position he assumed last year.

Sawyer went to the Naval Academy after high school, and worked his way up from an engineering officer on a submarine.