Emmanuel “Mickey” E. Skamangas
Mr. Skamangas is the Director for Mission Engineering and Analysis at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). He holds an MS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Virginia Tech and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has been employed at NSWCDD since June 1985.
Mr. Skamangas’ currently serves as the NSWCDD lead for surface warfare modeling and simulation (M&S) and is also NSWCDD’s principal analyst for surface warfare. He has been involved in the analysis of naval warfare systems, and the associated application of M&S since 1985. He served as the M&S Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Navy Theater Wide Program (NTW). He led performance assessment efforts in both phases of the Navy Theater Ballistic Missile Defense (TBMD) Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA). He served as a Navy SME on the Modeling and Simulation Working Group for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization CAPSTONE COEA. Mr. Skamangas supported performance assessment and Pre-Planned Product Improvement (P3I) efforts for the Navy Area TBMD program and has been involved in several follow-on efforts to determine a path to fielding a Sea-Based Terminal (SBT) defense capability. Mr. Skamangas was the Director of the joint Navy/Missile Defense Agency Sea-Mobile Kinetic Energy Interceptors Platform Alternatives Assessment. He has served as the head of the Ballistic Missile Defense Branch and also as the head of the Warfare Systems Development Division. In addition to his analysis activities, Mr. Skamangas supported the Missile Defense Agency Director for Engineering (MDA/DE) by participating in and leading Failure Review Board investigations into MDA flight-test anomalies and failures. As the Director for Mission Engineering and Analysis, he is developing the strategy for corporate NSWCDD analysis (and M&S) needs and assessing science and technology investments with respect to warfighting utility.
Mr. Skamangas also participates in mentoring through Government-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math outreach efforts aimed at motivating middle school students to pursue careers in science and engineering.