Sean Stackley

President, Integrated Mission Systems
JADC2: All Domain Warfare Symposium : Fireside Chat

Sean Stackley is President of the Integrated Mission Systems segment for L3Harris Technologies. In this role, he is responsible for business strategy, financial performance, successful execution and growth for Integrated Mission Systems, which covers an extensive portfolio of solutions, including Power Distribution, Reconnaissance, Electro Optics and Aviation.

Prior to this role, Stackley held the role of Senior Vice President and President for L3 Technologies’ Communications & Networked Systems segment. He is a former naval officer who served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN-RDA) from July 2008 to August 2017.
He also served as the acting secretary (ASN) of the Navy from January to August 2017.

Prior to his appointment to ASN-RDA, Stackley served as a professional staff member of the U.S. Senate committee on Armed Services. During his tenure with the committee, he was responsible for overseeing Navy and Marine Corps programs, U.S. Transportation Command matters and related policy for the Seapower subcommittee. He also advised on Navy and Marine Corps operations and maintenance, science and technology, and acquisition policy.

Stackley began his U.S. Navy career as a surface warfare officer (SWO), serving in engineering and combat systems assignments aboard U.S.S. John Young (DD-973). Upon completing his warfare qualifications as a SWO, he transferred from the Unrestricted Line to the Restricted Line and was designated as an engineering duty officer, serving in a series of industrial, fleet, program office and headquarters assignments in ship design and construction, maintenance, logistics and acquisition policy.

From 2001 to 2005, Stackley served as the Navy’s LPD 17 program manager, with responsibility for all aspects of procurement for this major ship program. Having served earlier in his career as production officer for the U.S.S. Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class and project Naval architect overseeing structural design for the Canadian Patrol Frigate, HMCS Halifax (FFH 330), he had the unique experience of having performed a principal role in the design, construction, test and delivery of three first-of-class warships.

Stackley was commissioned and graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He holds the degree of Ocean Engineer and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stackley earned certification as a professional engineer from the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1994.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has more than $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.