Candidates for Council
RDML Dale Baugh, USN (Ret.)
Current – Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding, responsible for developing aircraft carrier and life-cycle support programs for the CVN 78 Class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers
2009 – 2011 Vice President Newport News Nuclear, responsible for providing oversight to the Savannah River Site operations and developing operational management approaches to nuclear waste processing in the Idaho desert
2003-2007 Director of Navy Programs, Todd Pacific Shipyard Seattle, WA, responsible for operations of the 400 man, $50 Million annual Navy contract program that supported the maintenance of two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and five combatant ships
2001-2003 Director of Fleet Maintenance, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA
1999-2001 Deputy Commander, Logistics, Maintenance, Depot Operations Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
1995-1999 Commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard , Bremerton,
1972-1995 Navy Nuclear Program Engineer, operating and maintaining nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and cruisers, Navy Engineering Duty Officer managing major repair and modernization projects.
2013-present PhD Candidate at ODU in Systems Engineering
1995: Executive MBA Program, Carnegie Mellon University
1974: certified as U.S. Naval Nuclear Engineer
1973: MS from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School 1972: BS from U.S. Naval Academy
STATEMENT: I believe that ASNE has a key role with regards to supporting Naval Engineering, specifically with regards to identifying, highlighting, and advocating for American implementation of advanced ship, ship production, ship modernization and emerging maritime warfighting technologies. ASNE and its leadership team are important to inform and to advocate for today’s advanced naval technologies that are necessary to fight and win in a dynamically changing warfighting scenario. ASNE has the ability to harness fresh new ideas from new members to capturing the wisdom of those who have long served. I have been an ASNE member for over 30 years and am excited to support its evolving role and ability to contribute to the top Navy in the world. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT Gregg Baumann, USN (Ret.)
Captain (Ret) Baumann is a native of Vestal, NY. He graduated from Clarkson University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Following graduation, he joined the Navy and was commissioned in 1987 through Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. Baumann also earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and completed the Total Ship’s Systems Engineering (TSSE) program at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Baumann’s first assignment was aboard USS Gridley (CG 21) serving as the Electronic Warfare Officer, Boiler’s Officer, and the Ship’s Material Maintenance Officer. Following his sea tour, Baumann was selected to the Engineering Duty Officer Community (EDO) and completed training at the Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center, in Panama City, FL.
As an EDO, Baumann served as: Project Officer to the Morgan City, LA detachment of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP), New Orleans; Production Officer for the SUPSHIP New Orleans detachment in Ingleside, TX; Production Officer and Diving Officer at the Navy’s Ship Repair Facility (SRF) in Sasebo, Japan; and Assistant for Salvage in NAVSEA’s Office of the Supervisor of Diving & Salvage.
Baumann continued his career with tours as the EDO Detailer and Community Manager; DDG 51 Program Manager’s Representative, SUPSHIP Bath, ME; Chief of Staff for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship programs and the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN RD&A); Program Manager of PMS 326 at NAVSEA, “International Fleet Support Programs”; and the Navy Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving.
After retiring from the military, he joined CACI Inc. in 2016 as a Senior Program Manager within the Training and Warfighter Readiness group. He is the company’s Subject Matter Expert for ship life cycle maintenance and sustainment for allied navy’s Foreign Military Sales opportunities and manages an international strategic portfolio. Additionally, he has provided contractor support to NAVSEA in PEO IWS 4.0 (FMS)/6.0 (Navigation Systems) and PMS 555 (US Naval Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan).
He has been a longtime member and supporter of the American Society of Naval Engineers since the early 1990’s. Baumann served as Chairman of the Monterey Bay Chapter where he helped lead the Chapter to winning multiple national ASNE awards. He has authored and been published in the ASNE Journal and has also been the guest speaker for numerous ASNE events. He is currently serving on the National Council.
Baumann has earned a Legion of Merit (w/ two gold stars), Meritorious Service Medal (w/ four gold stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/ two gold stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He resides in Fairfax, VA.
STATEMENT: If elected to the National Council, I would be honored and humbled to continue to serve the Society at the National level. As an ASNE member starting in the early 1990’s and a former Chairman of the Monterey Bay Chapter, I’m a strong believer and proponent of our relevancy in furthering the technology for our Naval and Coast Guard systems. However, despite the many benefits our Society provides to our uniformed services, we are being challenged with fiscal shortfalls and continued membership issues. If elected, I would work to: (1) Maintain and expand our core mission of technology awareness and information exchange, (2) Improve the Society’s fiscal position, (3) Expand and diversify membership, (4) Increase participation by our core base and sponsors, and (5) Be the “society of choice”. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT William Crow, USN (Ret.)
Born and raised in Morganfield, KY, Bill Crow graduated in 1980 from the United States Naval Academy earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as Ensign in the United States Navy. He also holds a Master of Science degree from the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces. His Navy career included at-sea assignments of various division officer billets and Chief Engineer in USS PHARRIS (FF-1094), Assistant Operations Officer of Commander Destroyer Squadron Twenty-Six, an extended department head tour as Chief Engineer in USS BRISCOE (DD-977), Material Officer for Commander Destroyer Squadrons Ten & Two, Executive Officer of USS Peterson (DD-969), Commanding Officer of USS Austin (LPD-4), and Training and Readiness Assistant Chief of Staff for Commander Amphibious Group Two. Ashore, he served the Navy as instructor at SWOSCOLCOM for Steam Engineering, SWO Programs Officer for COMNAVSURFLANT, Chief Staff Officer to the Commandant, Naval District, Washington, COMOPTEVFOR Surface Warfare Director, and Executive Officer of Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base. He completed his 30 years of military service as the last Commanding Officer of Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, and the first Commander of Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story, with the transfer of the Army's Fort Story at Cape Henry, Virginia to the Navy on October 1, 2009. After retirement from the Navy in July of 2010, he transitioned into the private business sector as a Senior Naval Consultant for McKean Defense Group. His primary responsibility was to review policy and procedures and to develop recommendations for implementation to improve the Navy’s conventional surface ship maintenance and modernization. He assumed his current duties as President of the Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) on September 1, 2012. VSRA represents over 300 companies supporting the ship repair and building industry. Bill is married to the former Jeanne Boucher of Chesapeake, VA. They currently reside in the Great Bridge community in Chesapeake, VA and are the proud parents of their four adult children: John, Karen, Sara and Kevin.
STATEMENT: Last March I was contacted by National Chairman Mark Hugel to fill a vacant National Board seat. I was greatly humbled and extremely honored to be asked to serve as a Board Member of this premier and top shelf Society. I have virtually attended all meetings since assuming the role and have made every effort live up to ASNE’s high standards. I want to be of value added to serve to the high standards that this sterling Association reputation represents. If I am elected on my own accord to the National Council, I would be honored and humbled to continue to serve the Society at the National level. As an ASNE member throughout my Naval Career and since my retirement, I'm a strong believer and proponent of the enormous relevancy of furthering the guiding principles, mission statement and goals of ASNE. If elected I will continue to work to ensure the vitality of Society’s arts, science of naval engineering and naval architecture. ASNE is the leader for Naval Engineering and it would be my distinct honor to continue to serve as a National Board Member. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mr. Charles Goddard
Chuck Goddard is the Senior Vice President responsible for the FFG (X) Program for the Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG). Prior to assuming his current position, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of FMG’s Marinette Marine (FMM) from June 2011 – July 2014. During his tenure, FMM delivered USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) to the U.S. Navy, R/V Sikuliaq to the University of Alaska, and R/V Reuben Lasker to NOAA while transitioning to full rate production on the LCS Class and executing over $100M in capital improvements to the shipyard.
Prior to joining FMC, Mr. Goddard was with Lockheed Martin for three years as director of Aegis Program Integration and Capture Manager for the Aegis Combat Systems Engineering Agent (CSEA) competition.
Mr. Goddard has extensive Navy experience with shipbuilding and ship systems engineering. During his thirty-year career with the Navy, he led a variety of complex ship programs from destroyers to sealift ships, culminating in his role as the Navy Program Executive Officer, Ships. Other significant positions that Mr. Goddard has held include Vice Commander at the Naval Sea Systems Command, DDG 1000 Major Program Manager, and New Construction Officer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, San Diego, CA.
Mr. Goddard is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and received a M.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the recipient of the Gold Medal for exceptional technical and program leadership from the American Society of Naval Engineers.
STATEMENT: I would be honored to serve our Society as a Council Member to ensure the viability of our contribution to the art and science of naval engineering. ASNE must continue to be the "go to" professional society for Naval Engineering. It should be a key part of naval engineers' professional development throughout their careers as it has been mine for over 40 years. The Society should be sought out by our naval leadership for input on key decisions regarding technology, system engineering, ship design and construction as well as in service engineering. ASNE needs to continue to provide a forum during these challenging times to provide informed decisions. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dr. E. Michael Golda
Dr. Golda is the Chief Technology Officer of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division. The Philadelphia Division is the Navy’s center that provides full spectrum engineering for surface and undersea vehicle machinery, machinery systems, and related equipment and material. Dr. Golda manages the Division’s internal research, intellectual property initiatives, and university partnerships.
Since 1992, Dr. Golda has held positions of increasing leadership responsibility in machinery research. He has held various engineering positions in projects focused on large-scale naval applications of superconductivity. He successfully relocated the Electrical Systems Department of the Carderock Division Annapolis Detachment from Annapolis, MD to Philadelphia, PA as part of the 1995 BRAC. Dr. Golda joined the Annapolis Detachment in 1992.
Dr. Golda is the 2012 recipient of the American Society of Naval Engineers Frank G. Law Award (Service to ASNE). He also received the 2009 Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division Captain Harold E. Saunders Award for Exemplary Technical Management.
Captain Golda, United States Navy (Retired) earned both Surface Warfare Officer and Engineering Duty Officer designators. His active duty tours included a surface combatant and the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair, Brooklyn. He commanded four Navy Reserve units. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards).
A member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Community, he holds a Level III Career Certification in Engineering. He has been an active member of the American Society of Naval Engineer since he joined as a Midshipman in 1975. Dr. Golda has served on the ASNE Journal Committee, as Chairman, Flagship Section (1998-1999), and has been Program or Technical Chair for four ASNE conferences. He authors the Naval Engineers Journal “Know Brainer” history page.
Dr. Golda graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering. He received his Masters and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. He has authored over thirty reports and papers.
STATEMENT: For the past two years, I have served on the National Council helping develop and support initiatives to keep the American Society of Naval Engineers relevant, in touch with our members, and growing during these challenging times. I seek your vote to continue to represent you on the National Council as an advocate for the continued evolution of our Society.
Our Navy faces two competitors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities. Our own Navy is growing substantially through new construction and extending the service life of the current Fleet to effectively protect our national interests. The demographics of the national and private members of the naval engineering workforce is changing rapidly while we continue to battle the COVID pandemic.
Our Society is evolving to meet all of these challenges. New approaches such as virtual conferences and digital seminars have kept us connected. The National Council supports the leadership and staff of our Society as we continue to develop innovative approaches and refine existing venues to provide our members personal and professional value. Tangible value is what retains our current members and will attract new members. The American Society of Naval Engineers has a proud, 130-year heritage of surmounting difficult challenges. I ask you to join me in actively engaging in our profession and our Society to continue that heritage. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT David S. Herbein, USN (Ret.)
Dave Herbein was commissioned from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1975 with a B.S. in Marine Engineering. He served as a submarine warfare officer in USS RICHARD B. RUSSELL (SSN 687) and USS ANDREW JACKSON (SSBN 619 (G)) before transferring to the Engineering Duty Officer community, obtaining an M. S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, and Naval Engineer degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. His ED tours in industrial activities included Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Repair Officer on USS CANOPUS (AS 34), and Operations Officer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. In 1996, he was assigned as Deputy Director of the Submarine Design and Systems Engineering Group (SEA05U) of Naval Sea Systems Command. From 2000-2003, he was Commanding Officer of the Submarine Maintenance Engineering, Planning and Procurement (SUBMEPP) Activity in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. During his last two years of active duty, he was the Professor of Naval Construction and Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Upon retirement from the Navy in June 2005, Dave was employed by Dell Services Federal Government and then ICI Services in Dover, NH, as Director of Operations, managing support service contracts with SUBMEPP, NAVSHIPYD PTSMH, NAVSEALOGCEN, and PMS505. He retired from that position in June 2015.
Dave has been an ASNE Member since 1972. He has held all Section Council positions in the Northern New England Section: Treasurer 2001-2, Secretary 2015-16, Vice-Chair 2002-3 and 2016-21, and Chair 2014-16. Dave served as the Vice-Chair of the Northern New England Section sponsored symposium ‘Designing Warships for Zero Maintenance’ held in Portsmouth, NH in August 2003. He was co-author of a technical paper The Foundational Building Blocks of Achieving Ship Service Life: ‘O’ and ‘I’ Level Maintenance and co-presented same at the 2011 Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium in San Diego, CA. In June 2018, Dave accepted an appointment as the Sections Committee Chair and continues to serve in that capacity.
STATEMENT: I am continually amazed and energized by the innovation in all aspects of ship design, construction and repair techniques and methods demonstrated by naval engineers in the practice of their trade. It is an industry steeped in tradition, but not mired in its past. The contributions of the Society to the knowledge sharing, education, and mentoring of succeeding generations of engineers should not be understated. Through my membership and active participation in my local section and national events, I maintain a connection that enables me to continue to make contributions to the mission execution of the Society. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT Sheila Jenkins, USN (Ret.)
Captain Jenkins, a native of New Orleans, LA, served in the Navy Reserve from Sep 1993 to October 2020. She received her direct commission as an Unrestricted Line (URL) Officer in 1993 and lateral transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer Program (EDQP) in 2003 and qualified as a Reserve Engineering Duty Officer in 2005. Captain Jenkins also served in the Air Force Reserve as a Munitions Technician. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Systems Engineering, the University of Maryland with a Master’s of Science Degree in Software Engineering and a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Captain Jenkins served as the AEGIS Ashore Poland Program Manager Forward and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Poland Site Lead from May 2019 to August 2020 on an Active Duty for Special (ADSW) assignment in Redzikowo, Poland. She served as the Reserve Component (RC) PEO IWS Mission Lead and the RC Cannon Cocker Mentor Group (CCMG) Lead in the Navy Reserve (NR) NAVSEA Systems Engineering unit, the Commanding Officer of NR NAVSEA Ship Inspection supporting SEA 21I and the SEA 21 Lead supporting PMS 339 (Surface Training Systems). Captain Jenkins also served as Executive Officer of NR NAVSEA Systems Engineering and Project Lead for PEO IWS, Project Manager of NR NAVSEA Acquisition supporting Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division, Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES), Project Manager of NR NAVSEA REGION MID-LANT supporting Program Executive Office (PEO) Integrated Warfare Systems (IWS) 6.0 (Command and Control Systems), Officer in Charge (OIC) of NR NAVSEA SurgeMain Raleigh, and NR NAVSEA Operations Center (OPCEN). Other significant reserve assignments included NR Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Component 106, Washington, DC, and NR Naval Control of Shipping Pacific, Baltimore, MD, and NR Naval Control of Shipping Atlantic, New Orleans, LA.
As a civilian, Captain Jenkins currently serves as Principal Acquisition Program Manager on the ManTech International, Inc. contract. She has also served as the Chief Engineer and Director of the Systems Engineering Branch on the ManTech International, Inc. contract supervising and providing technical direction and leadership to over fifty (50) senior engineers and senior Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) supporting the full range of acquisition engineering disciplines across the full life cycle of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Captain Jenkins worked for Alion Science and Technology as a Systems Engineer Lead supporting PEO IWS 11.0, DDG 1000 System Integration Program Manager (SIPM) and PEO Ships (PMS 500) in support of DDG 1000 Software System Development (SSD) and Mission Systems Equipment (MSE); Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) as a Principal Investigator (PI) and Senior Systems Engineer responsible for Verification and Validation of the Tomahawk Command and Control System (TC2S) components; NSWC Dahlgren Division as a Computer Scientist supporting the High Performance Distributed System (Hi-Per-D) and Navy Software Certification for Navy Littoral Combat systems (LCS) and DDX currently DDG 1000; and the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVO) as a Mathematician, Oceanographer, and Physical Scientist developing physical oceanographic systems for data collection, extraction, and analysis and participated in at-sea oceanographic field assignments in Japan, Italy, Spain, Greece, UAE, Diego Garcia, etc. as Lead Physical Scientist.
Her military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and various unit awards.
STATEMENT: As an Engineering Duty Officer, ASNE played a significant part in my growth and development in Combat and Weapon Systems through participation in the Combat Systems Symposium. I believe that ASNE will continue to be that technical forum for both military and civilian supporting the most diverse and complex areas of combat systems and many areas across ASNE and its broad membership types. All of my experiences with ASNE have been very positive and my most exciting moments was the opportunity to engage with senior leaders, professional engineers, students, educators and industry on advanced technology development. I have the qualities of dedication to serve and the passion to support the development of ASNE’s purposes and assist ASNE in its continued activities for U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army. I would be honored to be a part of the ASNE team. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dr. Carolyn Judge
Dr. Judge graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. While working as a co-op student at Boeing, she discovered the world of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and went on to pursue graduate studies in the field. She earned my Master’s in engineering and PhD from the University of Michigan in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1997 and 2000, respectively.
In 2002, Dr. Judge joined the Naval Academy as a research professor in the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department (NAOE). Between 2003 and 2010, she worked as a research and adjunct faculty in both the NAOE and the Mechanical Engineering departments. She was promoted to Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2010, and Associate Professor with Tenure in 2015. In additional to being an Associate Professor in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering within the NAOE department, Dr. Judge is currently also serve as the Deputy Director of Teaching, Learning, and Multimedia within the Naval Academy’s Center for Teaching and Learning.
Why I Want to Serve: I have always been interested in helping others to succeed, whether it be midshipmen or fellow faculty. ASNE has always done a wonderful job of supporting the community and I am honored to be nominated for a ASNE National Council position. If elected, I would look forward to supporting such a great organization by bringing fresh ideas, perspectives, and energy to the Council. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ms. Patricia McGinn
Patricia McGinn is a professional engineer who has eighteen years of experience in mechanical engineering including thirteen years in the military marine industry. Her experience is in fluid mechanics specializing in propulsion, piping systems and military marine design. Mrs. McGinn currently serves as the Technical Director in the Engineering Services Group of Gibbs & Cox, Inc. Her responsibilities include coordinating and executing full technical reviews of ship piping system, propulsion, and electrical design deliverables prior to delivery to prime contractors or direct to the client. Mrs. McGinn's responsibilities also include facilitating technical mentorship with the twenty engineers under her purview. Mrs. McGinn is also responsible for technical scoping and management of both commercial and navy ship piping system designs. Mrs. McGinn currently serves as deputy program manager for engineering services out of NSWCPD. Her responsibilities include, client relations, estimating, PO&AM generation and tracking, project cost control, scheduling, issuing of job orders and subcontractor management. In addition to her NSWCPD support responsibilities, Mrs. McGinn serves as Deputy Technical Director for the FFG-62 Constellation Program. Her responsibilities include coordinating and executing full technical development and design of ship auxiliary piping systems, electrical systems, and propulsion. She is responsible for developing and issuing functional design and detail design packages including functional drawings, pressure drop calculations and technical reports for Mechanical and Electrical systems. She is responsible for a team of twenty engineers, including staffing projections, schedule development and resource allocation. She has held previous roles at Gibbs & Cox Inc. from mechanical engineer all the way to Assistant Department Manager of the Machinery Department. Mrs. McGinn was one of the authors, with her NSWCPD counterparts, on a Technical Paper discussing the development and testing of a gas turbine engine combustion air inlet protection shroud for USMC Amphibious Combat Vehicle which was published by ASME for the 2018 Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air. Mrs. McGinn received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Delaware and Pennsylvania. She is actively engaged in professional societies including ASME, ASNE, Women in Defense Liberty Chapter, and Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay.
STATEMENT: After the year of 2020 where everyone went into their homes and looked inward, I strongly feel that now is the time to start looking outward again and most importantly, to community. The ASNE Delaware Valley Chapter is an important local organization which acts as a crucial piece of stewardship to the naval engineering technical community. I want to be engaged and active within this stewardship and empower other individuals to rejoin and look forward. Being on the board, I feel it my duty to increase enrollment to levels seen prior to the COVID pandemic. In addition to providing a forum where Naval Engineers from both industry and the government can gather to discuss the most prevalent technical challenges and solutions of our day, this Society should always be a reminder to its members that as a community, challenges can be overcome. Naval shipbuilding and design was basically founded in the Delaware Valley and that local seam is very much an important cog in the national community. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ms. Maggie Nate
Maggie Nate has been working as an engineer in the field of naval survivability for over 10 years. She originally joined Gibbs & Cox as a Survivability Engineer and temporarily relocated from Northern Virginia to Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family to provide on-site shipyard support for Canadian naval programs. When she returned to Virginia at the end of 2019, Maggie transitioned into the role of Department Manager for Survivability, founding a new department focusing on specialty engineering. Prior to that, Maggie had a variety of naval platform assignments, both on shore and at sea, in the areas of Survivability and Test and Evaluation for various countries including serving as a Senior Test Engineer providing LFT&E support to PMS377, the USN amphibious warfare program office. Originally an aerospace engineer, she has also previously worked at NASA Langley supporting Human Factors Integration on lunar excursion module design and at AAI Corporation on payload capacity for the Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle program.
Maggie is a born and raised Virginian having grown up in Newport News. She attended college at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg earning a BS in Aerospace Engineering (Mathematics minor) and a BS in Ocean Engineering (Naval Engineering minor) before settling in the Alexandria area. Outside of work, Maggie is active in many professional societies serving in various capacities such as section leadership, journal editorial board, and conference chair. She was the 2019 recipient of the Bowles Medal, an award given yearly for notable early career achievement by a young maritime professional. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys triple integrals in spherical coordinates, taking keelboat sailing lessons with her husband (Justin), and cheering on the Hokies every chance she gets.
STATEMENT: I first became active in ASNE several years ago at the encouragement of my past professor and former ASNE Executive Director, Leigh McCue. At the time, it was so meaningful to me to see someone I viewed as a mentor refer to me as a peer and not a student. Now that I’ve been in the industry for over a decade, I look forward to the opportunity to serve in a mentoring capacity myself to foster the relationship between ASNE and the next generation of engineers entering the workforce. Having served as the Chair for ASNE’s Flagship section for 2 years and currently serving as the Associate Editor for Survivability of ASNE’s Naval Engineer’s journal, I believe I can bring a unique perspective to this council, combining ASNE’s missions of knowledge advancement and the personal aspect of professional enhancement. Thank you for your consideration. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mr. Anil Raj, PE
Anil Raj, PE is a 1974 graduate of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the Univ. of Michigan. He has worked for more than 45 years in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry (Brown and Root, now KBR). Shipbuilding (Halter Marine) and in Naval Architecture Design Engineering (TAI). As Sr. Vice President, Government Programs of Halter, Mr. Raj’s was instrumental in bringing many key US Navy, Army and US Special Operations Command, programs from concept to fruition. Most of these contracts were proposed in response to performance specifications and were won on the merits of the designs proposed. These included AGOR-23 class Oceanographic Research Ships vessels, TAGS 51 and TAGS 60 class Hydrographic Research Ships, Mark V Special Operations Command Insertion and Extraction Craft, Patrol Craft Fast (USN-FMS) for Philippine and Saudi Navies, Ambassador Mk III class Fast Missile Vessels for the Egyptian Navy (USN-FMS), Logistics Support Vessels for the US Army, LCU 2000 Landing Craft for the US Army, TAGOS -23 class Ocean Surveillance SWATH, Oscar Dyson Class Fisheries Research Vessels for NOAA, Pegasus class Fast (50K) Patrol Craft for the Mexican and Sri Lankan Navy, and many other programs from which over 200 vessels were built. After his tenure as President of Halter (and VT Halter) he started his own Engineering company, Technology Associates. (TAI)). He works with the 75 professionals of his Company, which has helped many smaller and medium sized shipyards bring TAI designs to fruition including the USCG Polar Security Cutter (WMSP), NOAA AGOR Variant (NAV) Research Ships, TWR/SC Torpedo Weapons Retriever and the latest class of YP Training Patrol Craft at the US Naval Academy. In addition many commercial vessels have been built from his company’s EnviroMax class of Deepwater Offshore Development Support vessel designs. His company helps several Naval Architectural interns each year and is a contributor to Univ of New Orleans, Univ of Michigan, SNAME and ASNE scholarship funds. Mr. Raj is hands on active in the development of marine vessel designs with a mission to provide enhanced value to the end users. He has published more than 30 technical papers in national and international professional forums, and has served as Chair for two sections of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and been on its National Council.
STATEMENT: I am very impressed by the quality of technical forums and publications that ASNE puts together. It is a great resource for Naval Engineering professionals, Naval and US Coast Guard Officers, and young upcoming marine professionals. As the Navy develops its own technologies, there are many sectors in other areas of the commercial marine industry where technologies are being developed which can be leveraged for Naval applications. I would like to contribute my knowledge base to continue ANSE’s proud tradition of professionalism and helping with technological innovation. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CDR Bob Strait, USN (Ret.)
Bob Strait is a retired Naval Officer and current DON civilian with over 40 years of continuous service to the US Navy. While in uniform, Bob was a Surface Warfare Officer who, as PMA Coordinator, led a 26 year old DDG through a four month Phased Maintenance Availability on time, under budget, while accomplishing all required maintenance.
For the last 21 years, Bob has served as Director of Operations Analysis for the President, Board of Inspection and Survey. In this position, Bob has led his team through the analysis of Navy ship material condition data and produced reports and briefs given to all levels of Navy leadership and members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.
A respected and seasoned project manager, Bob has developed projects as diverse as determining material condition metrics, to developing software that enables ship inspectors to capture ship material conditions rapidly with data outputs to common Navy material condition databases as well as ships’ CSMPs. Bob has an MS in in Applied Management from Lesley University, a post-graduate certificate in Information Systems and Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a baccalaureate degree from the University of Maryland. Bob resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife (Lauran).
STATEMENT: I have been an ASNE member for over 10 years and have written three papers that I presented at Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposia (FMMS) on both coasts. I have been a volunteer on the Operations Committee for the last two east coast FMMS. I'm committed to helping our society continue to facilitate our founding purposes, increase our relevance, and continue to grow our membership as we strive to maintain being the leading professional engineering society for both our industry and government workforces. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT Pamela Thrower-LeSesne, USN (Ret.)
Captain Pamela Thrower-LeSesne’s commitment with the Navy spans 30 years. Twenty-five of those years were as an active-duty naval officer and four years in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at UCLA and one year in the Junior Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at San Fernando High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in General Chemistry from UCLA and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California. As an Unrestricted Line Officer, she served as a Design Surface Munitions Project Officer at the Naval Surface Weapons Station, in Dahlgren Virginia and as New Construction Ship Coordinator for SSN 688 Class Fast Attack Submarines and Assistant Engineering Officer at Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, USN Groton, Connecticut, (SUPSHIP). As an Engineering Duty Officer Captain Thrower-LeSesne served as Assistant Program Manager/Special Projects Officer in the Combat Logistics Force and Amphibious Ships Program Office at Naval Sea Systems Command. Her many duties at NAVSEA included Women-At-Sea ship alterations on Auxiliaries and Tenders, the first ships modified for Women as Ships Company. Her following tours included SUPSHIP San Francisco as Ship Availability Project Manager and Department Head, US Naval Ships Repair Facility, Yokosuka, Japan as Planning and Estimating Superintendent and as Planning Officer, followed by a tour at Commander, Naval Surface Group, Pacific Northwest in Everett Washington as Assistant Chief of Staff for Maintenance. She returned to SUPSHIP San Francisco following her tour in Japan, in her first command as the Supervisor. In 2001 she assumed command of SUPSHIP Puget Sound, Washington as Supervisor. Since her retirement from the Navy, she has been active in the community in the education of our youth as an elected School Board Member for Everett Public Schools in Everett Washington.
STATEMENT: I would be honored to serve as one of your elected council members on the ASNE National Council. It is important that we work to show the relevance of ASNE membership and purpose to young engineers starting their careers as well as growing within their profession. Creating opportunity for continued education, professional inclusive mentorship, communicating technological growth, development and participation allows for a robust legacy for this society of naval engineers. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT Paul J. Van Benthem, USN (Ret.)
Captain Paul J. Van Benthem, USN (Ret) hails from Schenectady, New York, enlisting in the Navy after graduating high school. Completing Navy nuclear power, nuclear plant welder, and SCUBA training, he served on the USS Archerfish (SSN678) and commissioning crew of the USS Ohio (SSBN726). After leaving active service, he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and from the University of Toledo in 1992 with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned as a Navy Reserve Engineering Duty Officer in 1987.
In his civilian career, Mr. Van Benthem is an engineer assigned to the Naval Information Warfare Center – Pacific as the Branch Head of the Afloat Enterprise Engineering Branch where he oversees 18 engineers and scientists managing several multi-million dollar projects. Prior to his present assignment, he was the US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems over CANES Project Manager, the Integrated Process Team Lead Engineer for Integrated Architecture and Standards and Guidebook Development programs and the C4I Systems Operability Test Technical Lead. Previously, he worked for Harris Corporation where he advised the executive staff on advanced technologies, growth into new markets and capture of Department of Defense Research and Development opportunities; Business Area Manager at Syracuse Research Corporation, leading next generation CREW systems development and support; Vehicle Integration Staff Engineer at General Motors Corporation; Nuclear Safety Engineer at the Toledo Edison Davis-Besse Nuclear power facility; and Nuclear Plant Engineer at the General Electric/Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory D1G experimental reactor plant facility.
Mr. Van Benthem completed active duty recall as Deputy, Open Architecture Implementation for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation in 2015. Previous reserve assignments include Gaining Command Liaison Officer of SIMA NORFOLK Detachment 513; Executive Officer of SUPSHIP STURGEON BAY Detachment 1013; Training Officer of NAVSEA INDUSTMOB Detachment 713; Project Officer for NAVSEA DET 1206; Executive Officer for NSY PORTSMOUTH, NH Detachment 501; Commanding Officer of NSY PORTSMOUTH, NH DET 602: Projects Officer for SPAWAR DET 101, CO of SPAWAR Detachment 119, Deputy Program Manager for the SPAWAR Fleet Liaison Officer Program, Strike Group Fleet Readiness Officer for the SPAWAR Fleet Readiness Directorate and NAVSEA Submarine Programs Team Subs Department Head. Mr. Van Benthem was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from June 2005 to August 2006. He deployed to Iraq where he was responsible for managing the installation, maintenance, and repair of Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) jamming systems on military vehicles and the training of military personnel in their use.
Mr. Van Benthem’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (two awards) , Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and various campaign, unit, and service medals. Mr. Van Benthem is the co-author of five published technical papers and has one patent. Mr. Van Benthem is married to the former Leila Amirkhanova, has three grown children, and currently resides in San Diego, CA
STATEMENT: Our nation has faced unprecedented challenges in the past few years, both internal and external. A pandemic, political divisiveness, uncertainty as to the future direction of our national policies on energy, environment, diversity challenges, and the growing external threats as our adversaries rapidly gain near-peer capabilities. Our society has seen significant upheaval as a result; membership challenges, declining attendance at our symposia, and fiscal challenges. While there have been positive changes and new ideas, such as the growth of our continuing education program, there is still much work to be done to continue to move forward, grow, and maintain our Society. As National Council member I promise to work closely with my fellow council members to develop new and innovative initiatives to address these concerns and others while honoring the foundational purposes, principles, and ethics of ASNE. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
CAPT Richard W. White, USN (Ret.)
CAPT Richard (Rick) White, USN (Ret.) has over 30 years of experience in Surface Ship and Weapons Systems Acquisition, Maintenance and Modernization Planning, Combat Systems, Weapons Systems and C4I Systems. He is a certified Acquisition Professional in Program Management and Systems Engineering. He has served as a Major Program Manager and Commanding Officer of one of the Navy’s premier Systems Engineering Activities. CAPT White’s final tour in the Navy was as the Director, Engineering and Weapons at the U.S. Naval Academy. After retirement from the Navy in 2007, he served as the Vice President, Business Development for a woman-owned technical services company. He is a recognized expert in ship design, development, systems integration; major system life cycle management, modernization and support; and weapons/combat/C4I system design, development, engineering and support. He is currently President of RWC, LLC serving Navy related small technology companies developing warfighting advancements. CAPT White is a member of the Navy League, the Surface Navy Association, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and ASNE. During his active duty career CAPT White served as the National Combat Systems Chair for 10 plus years and remains active in the ASNE Combat Systems Committee to this day. CAPT White has chaired ASNE’s Annual Technology Systems and Ships Symposium (TSS) and has been instrumental in fostering an improved relationship with NAVSEA and the affiliated PEO’s.
STATEMENT: I joined ASNE as a young Engineering Duty Lieutenant in 1984. I have grown to appreciate the mentoring, technical exposure and professional development that I have gained through my affiliation with ASNE over the past 3 decades. ASNE is the only society providing pure technical discussions pertinent to all Naval Engineering disciplines. From the keel to the top of the mast, ASNE fosters professional growth and technical review minus the classic “program presentation” so prevalent in other societies. I will work hard to continue this legacy. I will also work hard to assist ASNE in its’ outreach programs. Society membership starts with effective outreach to younger people, both in and out of uniform, especially in the technical disciplines. Personal contact, intriguing seminars, symposia and scholarship and the development of a robust Young Professional Program are essential elements in this process and I will support the Society in these endeavors. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________