Mr. J. Carey Filling
Award: Frank G. Law Award
Mr. J. Carey Filling
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service.
Mr. J. Carey Filling serves as the Senior Ship Concept Manager for Surface Combatants with the Department of the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) 05D1 Future Ship & Force Architecture Concepts Team. Mr. Filling presently manages the ship concept development for the DDG 51 Destroyer Flight Upgrade Study, seeking to provide Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) improvements to this formidable platform. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture. Mr. Filling also attained both a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management & Information Technology from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining NAVSEA in December of 2009, Mr. Filling culminated his 16 years of service with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as the Senior Principal Manager for the Concept Development Team of the CSC Advanced Marine Center of Washington, D.C. The CSC Concept Development Team managed by Mr. Filling provided early stage ship design and program management services to government and commercial clients. Mr. Filling served as the Project Naval Architect for the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) T-AGM 25 Observation Island Replacement Program supporting PMS 325Q, SEA 05D4, and IWS 2.0. He has served as a Project Naval Architect for the Joint Maritime Assault Connector (JMAC) – Seabase to Shore Connector (SSC), Special Purpose Mine Clearance Vessel (MSSX), T-AOE(X) Future Fast Replenishment Ship, JCC(X) Joint Command and Control Ship, OPDS(X) Future Offshore Petroleum Discharge System, Maritime Prepositioning Force - MPF 2010 and MPF(F), Strategic Sealift, Mid-Term Sealift Ship Technology Development, Maritech MAAST, Affordability Through Commonality, and LPD 17 San Antonio Class amphibious transport dock ship programs. Mr. Filling has developed ship concepts for NAVSEA 05D1, PMS 426, PMS 377, PMS 325 / 385, OPNAV N42, the National Defense Science Board, the US Army, the National Defense Industries Association, and the Missile Defense Agency. Mr. Filling’s Team supported the development of the LHA(R) Program leading to the LHA 6 and LHA 7 America Class Amphibious Assault ships. He has broad experience with Surface Combatants, Auxiliary, Special Mission, and Amphibious ship designs and early stage acquisition management. Mr. Filling has also applied Human Factors Engineering to the invention of a new Navy berth, the Sit-Up Berth, currently being integrated aboard the LPD 17 design, and now serving as a Navy standard.
As a member of both the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and ASNE, Mr. Filling has served on the ASNE National Council, ASNE Day Executive Committee, ASNE Day Exhibits Committee, Long Range Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, and the joint SNAME/ASNE/RINA SD-7 Marine Forensic Panel. Mr. Filling has served one two-year term on the ASNE National Council. He has served on the ASNE Exhibits Committee for 17 years, holding the position of Chairman for the last 14 years. He served as the Co-Chairman for the successful Joint Seabasing Conferences in 2005 and 2006 and recently served as Chairman for the ASNE High Performance Marine Vehicles (HPMV) Symposium 2009. As a technical author, Mr. Filling has over a dozen published works to his credit, including papers for the annual meetings of both ASNE and SNAME. A Pennsylvania native, Mr. Filling is married to Diana Filling. They have two children, Audrey and Corinne, and now reside in Riva, MD.