In 1979, he studied at the Higher Naval College named by M.V. Frunze. After that in 1990, he graduated from the Naval Academy named by the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union N.G. Kuznetsov.
Sergey served in the Black Sea Fleet as the commander of the combat unit of the ship, division commander of the combat unit of the ship, a senior assistant to the commander of a large rocket ship. Since 1990, he has been the ship's commander, the chief of staff – the deputy commander of ships’ brigade, the commander of the ships’ brigade in the Black Sea Fleet. Since October 2002, he has been the chief of the staff – the first Primorsky Flotilla deputy commander of all-arms forces, the commander of this flotilla in the Pacific Fleet.