The former Executive Officer (XO) of the USS Nathan James, Captain Mike Slattery assumed command of the ship after Chandler was promoted to the position of Chief of Naval Operations in St Louis. Having been unable to find his family when the ship made it back to the USA, Slattery has never had the closure that the knowledge of their fate might bring. Taken hostage by Takehaya and his pirates while disseminating the cure in Asia, Slattery is trying to come to terms with the ordeal. Perhaps season four will bring him news of his family, and closure.

Mike Slattery is played by Adam Baldwin, best known for “Firefly”, “Chuck” and “Full Metal Jacket. He lives in Los Angeles, is an avid golfer, and loves a good cigar.