Rick Boneau is the Chief Operating Officer of DW Energy Group. He joined DW at its inception, following his retirement from the U.S. Navy after over twenty years of service as a nuclear submarine officer.
A native of Artesia, New Mexico, Rick attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. Shortly after graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and was commissioned as an officer after completing Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He completed the Navy’s rigorous Nuclear Power School and qualified as a Nuclear Engineer Officer.
During his career in the Navy, he served complete tours of duty on three nuclear powered attack submarines including a tour as Executive Officer of a forward deployed ship, and was assigned to various staffs including the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal along with numerous other awards.
In May 2011, Rick completed the TCU Energy Institute’s program in Petroleum Land Management.