B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UMASS Dartmouth
How I came to be an MRC employee:
I recently retired from NUWC after 36+ years, specifically in Unmanned Systems and Undersea Warfare. I was fortunate to be offered an opportunity to be part of the MRC team in support of future Navy Unmanned Systems capability.
What I like best about working at MRC:
The people and the culture!
How my work contributes to the overall mission of the Navy:
Unmanned Systems technology and capability have exploded over the last decade. My entry into the Navy DOD workforce many years ago coincided with the genesis of the science and technology in support of unmanned systems. I have been part of almost every S&T and acquisition program related to unmanned undersea vehicles. I hope to continue utilizing my years of experience to help transition this capability to the Fleet.
Pivotal career moments/experiences: My pivotal career moment was spending a year down at the unmanned systems program office back in the late 1990’s. It gave me great insight into how the program offices, program execution offices, the Pentagon sponsors and major defense companies operate.
My pivotal experience was in 2014 when I took over one of the unmanned systems groups at NUWC. I grew a team from 14 to 40+ within 4 years. This was due to the sustained growth of unmanned systems, as well as the amazing abilities of the talented group that I managed. I greatly enjoyed mentoring my ever-growing workforce, and enjoyed even more seeing them grow as individuals, and as a team.
Biking, hiking, coaching sports, watching sports, attending car shows, spending time with my family and friends.
- Keep Learning – ask What? How? Why? etc.
- Seek Good Mentors – they can help pave your career path.
- Try to improve yourself a bit every day – at work and outside of work.
- Stay Balanced – work stays in the office (maybe not as much these days 😊). But still try to make time for family, friends, and yourself.
- Understand the Fleet Mission. It greatly helps with job purpose and job satisfaction. Suggested read, “Blind Man’s Bluff” for historical perspective .