Paul Zablocky, Ph.D.

Office of Naval Research
Division Director, Complex Hybrid Warfare Sciences Division, Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Science and Technology Department
2018 Human Systems Conference : Plenary Address

Dr. Paul G. Zablocky currently serves at the office of Naval Research (ONR) as the Division Director of the Complex Hybrid Warfare Sciences Division (Code 301) within the Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Science and Technology Department. He is responsible for leading and directing an integrated portfolio of basic research, applied research, and advance technology development science and technology (S&T) efforts in support of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Naval Special Warfare. 

Dr. Zablocky served as the Director of the US Army Communications Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate (I2WD) from April 2015 to April 2016 and as the Director of Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (S&TCD) from June 2013 to April 2015.  In both organizations he provided leadership and guidance to approximately 800 government civilians and contractors who executed S&T programs, developed prototypes, and provided systems engineering support for Army programs in the areas of communications, Electronic Warfare (EW), and intelligence. Prior to that Dr. Zablocky served as the Senior Research Scientist for EW Technology (ST) at CERDEC I2WD where he was responsible for developing, planning, coordinating, and executing the Army’s EW S&T portfolio.  Paul started his government career in 2005 designing and developing prototype EW systems that transitioned to Army Programs of Record. He has over 30 years of research and development experience in Electrical Engineering working in both defense and commercial industries. He served in the Navy from 1985 to 1989 achieving the rank of Lieutenant. 

Dr. Zablocky received a Professional Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, a Doctor of Philosophy Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

He is married to Barbara. Their daughter, Amanda, graduated from the Naval Academy and is now a pilot in Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Eight assigned to the USS Nimitz. Their son, Daniel, is a recent graduate of The United States Military Academy and is in the Army Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, GA.