Thomas A. Pugh, President/CEO Pugh Associates - Northrop Grumman Systems Integration Lead for DDG1000. Involved in design and development related to DDG 1000, including Mission Systems engineering, systems integration, and Test &Evaluation. As NAVSEA PMS 400B technical lead managed the AEGIS Combat System Design Agent, field activities and laboratories. Acted as senior NAVSEA representative for missile firings at Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility and Pacific Missile Range Facility. Chaired AEGIS Lessons Learned Committee, Computer Program Acceptance Panels, Mission Readiness Reviews for Developmental and Operational Testing, and AEGIS Light Off. As CG 47 Class Production Manager was responsible for ship production and production engineering for the AEGIS Combat System aboard CG 47 Class ships.
Wayne Dietel, AEGIS Senior Systems Engineer, Pugh Associates - U.S. Navy (ret.), Senior Chief Fire Controlman Surface Warfare Specialist (FCCS(SW). AEGIS TECHREP, SE on the AWS Weapon Control System (WCS), Baseline Coordinator (BLC) for the development of the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 4.0.1 Baseline. ORTS Element SE to evaluating the development of the system for seven Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Countries. While working for Pugh Associates, has conducted several training courses from understanding the configuration of the AEGIS Combat System (ACS) on AEGIS Ships to Combat System Engineering (CSE) Development to Basic Missile Theory and Operation at both NSWC PHD and AEGIS TECHREP.
CAPT Jim Barron, USN (Ret.) - Captain Barron spent 10 years on Cruisers and Destroyers before converting to an Engineering Duty Officer. 18 years in AEGIS, rotating between AEGIS Headquarters and Aegis Field Activities. His last two assignments were as the AEGIS Combat System Engineer and as the Program Manager for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense start up. Key engineering projects included being the Lead Engineer for Failure Review Board (FRB) tasked with determining why the SPY radar didn’t acquire a Standard Missile (SM) during at sea testing. Additionally, played key role in Aegis SPY 1D(V) radar development up to and including Preliminary Design Review and as Aegis/VLS Department Officer Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, CA, supported at sea Aegis Baseline 3 (CSSQT), which included SPY 1B Radar Developmental Testing (DT).
Erika L. Parenti, Systems Engineer, Pugh Associates - 20+ years of Combat System experience with a concentration in Systems Engineering (SE), Test and Evaluation (T&E), and Tactical Datalink/Communication architectures. Currently supporting the AEGIS Program Office, Program Executive Office - Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO-IWS) 1SE, providing System Engineering and acquisition support to develop future Integrated Combat System (ICS) baselines for integration on legacy and new construction AEGIS cruisers and destroyers. Responsible for identifying and mitigating interoperability issues across the fleet and at the force level; Mode S coordination, Link 16 Two Way Data Exchange (TWDE), Link 11 to Link 22 transition plan, force level weapons inventory, and surface warfare tracking.