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 Undersea Warfare 

Undersea Warfare Division 

Recent Updates

Undersea Warfare Division Newsletter (PDF - Fall 2015)

Undersea Warfare Division Newsletter (PDF - Spring 2015)

Undersea Warfare Division Newsletter (PDF - Fall 2014)

Undersea Warfare Division Newsletter (PDF - Spring 2014)

NDIA UWD Biennial Report, The State of the USW Industry (PDF - Jan 2014)

2013 Undersea Warfare Science & Technology Objectives (PDF - Nov 2013)  

Documents and Presentations

Undersea Warfare Division Awards Directives

Download/Print/View (PDF) current/previous Weakley, Martell-Bushnell, Ringenberg, and Jarabak award winners.
Download/Print/View (PDF) current/previous bronze award winners.

Executive Board Briefings


Other Briefs

Past Division Newsletters


The Undersea Warfare (USW) Division concentrates on the Navy's key core competency mission of countering submarine and mine threats to the free and open flow of sea borne commerce and to the conduct of power projection from the sea. The division is very broadly based. All Navy platforms and elements of the Navy force structure are involved in undersea warfare: submarines, surface combatants, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, surveillance units, and the Navy's command and control infrastructure. The USW Division has five active Technical Committees: Sensor Systems, Mine Warfare Systems, Undersea Vehicles (including weapons), Aviation, and C4I and Combat Systems.

Undersea Warfare Division Charter and Bylaws (PDF - Oct 2014)

Major Symposium/Show Affiliation

Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Conferences

Each year, the Division sponsors two major events, each of which draws several hundred professionals from the active duty Navy, the key Navy Secretariat, the Pentagon, SYSCOM program offices, Navy and university laboratories, and, naturally, the Defense Industry. 

The most recent Division Fall Conference, "Accelerating Innovation- Key to Sustained Undersea Dominance in the Future," held September 21-23, 2015 at the Naval Submarine Base New London, concluded with an attendance of over 700 professionals from government, industry, and academia. 

 Planning is underway for the next Joint Undersea Warfare Technology Spring Conference beng held at Point Loma, San Diego, CA on April 11-13, 2016.

Other division events scheduled:

  • Host Roundtable Discussions, the most recent of which was held July 14, 2015 with RADM David Johnson, USN, Program Executive Officer, Submarines at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center.



Mr. Paul E. Normand
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Director Navy Programs
1201 M St., SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202)454-4866

Vice Chairman

Mr. Mark Kenny
Adaptive Methods
Phone: (703)968-8040

Deputy Chairman

Mr. John Brandes
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Phone: (561)494-2307

Executive Board/Advisory Committee

  • Barry Bakos, Science Applications International Corporation
  • Gregg Bauer, Advanced Acoustic Concepts
  • Lisa Blodgett, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • John Brandes, Lockheed Martin MS2
  • RADM John Butler, USN (Ret), Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Laurie Carter, Rite-Solutions, Inc.
  • Mike Cortese, General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • RADM Phil Davis, USN (Ret), American Systems Corporation
  • VADM Jay Donnelly, USN (Ret), Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • RADM Frank Drennan, USN (Ret), Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Michele Evans, Lockheed Martin
  • Terance Haid, General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Eric Holmes, Lockheed Martin MS2
  • John G. Holmes, Exelis Acoustic Systems
  • Milo Hyde, Atlas NA
  • Wayne Jakubowski, Oceaneering International, Inc.
  • Tom Jones, The Boeing Company
  • RDML Mark Kenny, USN (Ret), Adaptive Methods
  • Jim Kisenwether, ARL Pennsylvania State University
  • Jodi Lingan, Raytheon Company
  • David Medeiros, Rite-Solutions
  • Terry Miller, Advanced Acoustic Concepts
  • Mark Myers, Northrop Grumman
  • David Nelson, The Boeing Company
  • Paul Normand, General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • RADM John Padgett, USN (Ret), Naval Submarine League
  • Jen Panosky, General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • Donald Randall, The Boeing Company
  • Jose Rio, Rite-Solutions, Inc.
  • Paul Rosbolt, Systems Planning & Analysis 
  • Tom Ruzic, Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Glen Sharpe, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Dan Tubbs, The Boeing Company
  • Mike Tucker, ITT Corporation
  • Greg Vaughn, GMV Consulting
  • RADM John Waickwicz, USN (Ret), Rite-Solutions, Inc.
  • Ward Wilson, The Boeing Company
  • RADM Ray Witter, USN (Ret), Consultant
  • Robert Zarnich, Metron, Inc.


Organizational Chart

View the current organizational chart.


Policy Issues
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems, N9

Technical Issues
Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center



For more information on this Division, please contact:

NDIA Undersea Warfare Division Director

CAPT Bruce Roulstone, USN (Ret.)
Assistant Vice President, Operations

NDIA Undersea Warfare Division Conference POC

Ms. Tiffany Wilson 
Meeting Planner, Operations



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