Michael McClatchey

Undersea Warfare Systems
Program Executive Office
2022 Undersea Warfare Fall Conference

Mr. Michael D. McClatchey serves as Program Executive Office Undersea Warfare Systems, responsible for the acquisition, research, development, transition, and sustainment of all undersea weapon, countermeasure, combat system, training, and sensor systems.  He develops opportunities for undersea enterprise capabilities and cross-domain effects by guiding and integrating efforts across PEO UWS, Team Submarine and Undersea Domain portfolio.

Entering the Senior Executive Service in 2015, Mr. McClatchey served successively as Director, Advance Undersea Integration, NAVSEA SEA07D, as Executive Director, Undersea Integration, PEO SUB-C, and then as Executive Director for PEO UWS.  Across each of these assignments, he led more than 200 personnel and over $1 billion annually in acquisition, certification and lifecycle support of submarine, submersible, surveillance, and advanced undersea systems in Team Submarine.  

Mr. McClatchey began his federal service career with the U.S. Navy in 1990 in the Office of Naval Intelligence’s (ONI) Undersea Warfare Directorate.  Selected as ONI’s first professional development assignment candidate in 1995, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, earning his Masters.  In 2000, Mr. McClatchey transitioned to a joint program office assignment where he led development of the office’s first strategic plan.

In April 2004, Mr. McClatchey transferred to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in a field assignment to the SEAWOLF Program Office. From 2005-2008 he served in increasing system acquisition program management assignments within NAVSEA’s Advanced Undersea Systems Program Office (PMS 394); across this period he oversaw the formulation, development, and production of multiple undersea research and development (R&D) capabilities.  From 2009 through 2012 as PAPM for Submarine Escape and Rescue, Mr. McClatchey directed acquisition activities for the Navy’s Submarine Rescue Diving Program, where he spearheaded U.S. Navy efforts to promote and establish new, cooperative international submarine rescue agreements with multiple foreign navy partners. Prior to Executive Service selection, he served three years as Deputy Program Manager, PMS 394, directing the acquisition, certification and lifecycle support of more than $300 million annually in submarine, submersible and advanced undersea systems.

Mr. McClatchey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Maryland and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and is DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management.  His awards include Navy Outstanding and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards; two Secretary of the Navy, Navy Unit Commendations; and two Department of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations.