Below are the bios for the candidates of the 2019 MPA Board of Directors election. After reading through the bios, click on this SURVEY to vote for the newest Board members of the Maritime Patrol Association. Voting will end on September 17th, 2019 at 1000am (EST).
VADM Michael Haskins, USN (Ret)
Vice Admiral Michael D. Haskins was born in Angels Camp, California. He graduated first in his class from the Naval Academy in June 1966 and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study history at the University of LaPlata, Argentina. Following his studies in Argentina and flight training, he received his wings in Corpus Christi, Texas, in September 1968.
Vice Admiral Haskins reported to Patrol Squadron FORTY-NINE in Patuxent River, Maryland, and deployed twice to Keflavik, Iceland. In July 1972, he was assigned to the Naval Academy, where he taught History of Seapower. In July 1973, he was selected as a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Scholar. He attended Oxford University, England, where he received a Masters Degree in international relations and international economics.
In December 1975 Vice Admiral Haskins reported to the staff of Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE in Mayport, Florida, as Assistant Plans/Operations Officer. In July 1978, he was assigned to Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE in Jacksonville, Florida. During the period, Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE deployed to Sigonella, Sicily, and Bermuda.
Vice Admiral Haskins reported to Patrol Wing TWO staff as Training Officer in July 1980 and joined Patrol Squadron TWENTY-TWO as Executive Officer in May 1981. He served as Commanding Officer from May 1982 until June 1983. During this period, Patrol Squadron TWENTY-TWO deployed to Cubi Point, Philippines and conducted detachment operations from Agana, Guam. The squadron was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for special operations. In June 1983, Vice Admiral Haskins assumed command of Patrol Squadron ONE where he served until May 1984. The squadron deployed to Kadena, Okinawa, and was awarded the Isbell Trophy for Anti-Submarine Warfare excellence.
In June 1984, he was assigned to the staff of Commander THIRD Fleet, where he served as the Current Operations Officer. In June 1985, he assumed command of Patrol Squadron THIRTY-ONE, the West Coast P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron, and served until July 1986. During this period, the squadron was awarded the CNO Safety Award.
From August 1986 to March 1988, he was Deputy Director of the CNO Executive Panel (OP-00K) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. From June 1988 to July 1990, he was Commander Patrol Wing ONE and Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet. IN August 1990, he reported to the National War College and in December 1990, he became the 74th Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy.
From August 1992 to August 1994 Vice Admiral Haskins served as Commander, Iceland Defense Force; Commander, Fleet Air, Keflavik; Island Commander, Iceland; and Commander, Iceland Anti-Submarine Warfare Group. While serving in Iceland, he was presented with the Order of the Falcon, Commander’s Cross, by the President of Iceland.
In October 1994, he assumed the position of Commander, Patrol Wings U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Commander, Task Force EIGHT FOUR. In addition to this assignment, he deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from July to November 1995 as Commander, Joint Task Force ONE SIX ZERO in charge of Cuban and Haitian migrant operations.
From June 1996 to July 1998, Vice Admiral Haskins served as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver, by the Emperor of Japan. In August 1998, he reported to London, England, for duty as the Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe. During his tenure, he additionally served as Deputy to Commander, Joint Task Force NOBLE ANVIL from March to July 1999 directing operations in the Kosovo conflict. From March to June 1999 he also served as COMFAIRMED/CTF 67. He reported to Washington, DC in July 2000 where he served as the Naval Inspector General until January 2003. He was the Distinguished Chair of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy from January 2003 to July 2007 and the Director of the VADM Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the Naval Academy from February 2006 to July 2007. He is currently a consultant on Leadership and Ethics.
Vice Admiral Haskins’ awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Gold Star, Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars, Meritorious Service Medal with Three Gold Stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendations, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and NATO Medal.
RADM Matt Carter, USN (Ret)
Rear Adm. Matthew Carter graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1985. After initial P-3 flight training at Patrol Squadron (VP) 31, Naval Air Station (NAS) Moffett Field, California, he reported to VP-19 (Moffett Field) for his first operational tour. He also attended the Naval War College where he earned a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies.
Follow-on operational tours included assistant navigator, USS Saratoga (CV 60); department head, VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, Florida; executive officer and commanding officer, VP-26, NAS Brunswick, Maine; and commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Carter’s shore tours included an instructor pilot tour at the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron (VP-30), NAS Jacksonville; VP Assignments and Sea Assignments detailer, Bureau of Naval Personnel; operations officer, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 5, NAS Brunswick, Maine; Joint Staff, J-3, deputy director for Regional Operations; Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, N3, Global Force Management Office; Joint Forces Staff College; and executive officer to the commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.
As a flag officer, his tours include commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force U.S. 5th Fleet/7th Fleet/Fleet Air Forward, NAF Atsugi, Japan; commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Norfolk, Virginia; and commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan/commander, Navy Region Japan/commander, Task Force 7 Japan, Yokosuka, Japan.
Carter assumed duties as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in July 2017.
Carter’s personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, as well as various service and campaign awards.
RADM Frank Gallo, USN (Ret)
- Attended the New York State Maritime College and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering in addition to a Third Engineer's Merchant Marine License in Steam and Diesels.
- 1957 –1959 – Employed as an applications engineer for Minneapolis Honeywell – NY Office
- 1958 - Commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy.
- 1959-1960 – Assigned to USS Estes (AGC‑12) homeported in San Diego, California where he served as Main Propulsion Assistant.
- 1959 – Extended deployment to the Western Pacific.
- 1960 – Commenced naval flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in October 1961.
- 1962 – Assigned to Patrol Squadron TWENTY‑THREE in Brunswick, Maine, flying the P2V Neptune.
- 1962 – Extended deployment to the Mediterranean.
- 1963 – Extended deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- 1964 – Extended deployment to Iceland.
- 1965-1968 – U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, graduating with a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (AeE).
- 1968 – Assigned as Communications Officer on the staff of Commander Carrier Division TWENTY, initially aboard USS ESSEX and later aboard USS INTREPID.
- 1969 - After the decommissioning of CARDIV TWENTY, he reported as Communications Officer to the staff of COMCARDIV FOURTEEN aboard USS WASP.
- 1970 – Extended deployment to northern Europe.
- 1971 - Transitioned to the P‑3 Orion aircraft.
- 1971 – Assigned to Patrol Squadron ELEVEN in Brunswick, Maine, where he served as Safety Officer and Operations Officer.
- 1971 – Extended deployment to the Mediterranean and the Azores.
- 1972 – Extended deployment to Southeast Asia for the Vietnam War.
- 1973 – Extended deployment to the Mediterranean and the Azores.
- 1973 - Attended Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, designated as a Distinguished Graduate.
- 1974 – Assigned to Patrol Squadron TWENTY‑FOUR as Executive Officer.
- 1974 – Extended deployment to Iceland.
- 1975 – Assigned as Commanding Officer Patrol Squadron TWENTY-FOUR.
- 1975 – Extended deployment to the Mediterranean.
- 1976 – Assigned to the staff of Commander Patrol Wing FIVE as Operations Officer.
- 1979 - Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C., as P‑3 Program Coordinator until April 1980
- 1980 – Assigned as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare).
- 1981 – Assumed command of Patrol Wing ELEVEN in Jacksonville, Florida.
- 1982 – Assigned as Executive Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command; and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
- 1985 – Selected for flag rank.
- 1985 – Assumed command of Patrol Wings, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Brunswick, Maine.
- 1987 – Assumed command of Fleet Air Mediterranean, Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean and Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet (CTF‑67) in Naples, Italy.
- 1990 – Assumed command of Naval Military Personnel Command and Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel.
- 1993 – Retired from the Navy as a Rear Admiral (Upper Half).
- 1994-2011 – National Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA.
- 2018 - Inducted into the MPA Hall of Honor
- Married to the former JoAnne Balch of Munsonville, New Hampshire. They currently reside in Amelia Island, Florida and have three grown children: Elizabeth, Anne and Katherine and four grand children.
- Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Service Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Commendation, and the Vietnamese Civil Action Ribbon. Rear Admiral Gallo has also received the Federal Armed Forces Commendation Cross in Silver from the Federal Republic of Germany.
CAPT Carter Nute, USN (Ret)
Captain Charles Carter Nute, U. S. Navy (Retired), began his aviation career in June 1957 learning to fly an Aeronca Champion (N7487B) at Harrisburg (PA) Municipal Airport. Earning a modest salary as a part-time food supermarket bagger and paper route carrier, this seventeen-year-old concluded the $12 per flight hour (wet, with instructor fee) an expense he could not sustain beyond a few solo training flights. With fourteen hours general aviation experience under his belt Captain Nute formalized his aviation training by entering the Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) Program in Pensacola, Florida on 12 December 1962 and earned his Naval Aviator Wings of Gold and a Commercial (SEL, MEL, Instrument rating) license in June 1964.
He first served in Patrol Squadron TWENTY-ONE (VP-21) from January 1965 to December 1967 flying the Lockheed P-2 Neptune. In subsequent assignments, he flew the T-34 Mentor and T-28 Trojan as a navy flight instructor in Pensacola, FL from January 1968 to March 1971. Transitioning to the Lockheed P-3 Orion Captain Nute flew in Patrol Squadron TWENTY-THREE (VP-23) from April 1971 to June 1973, Patrol Squadron THIRTY-ONE (VP-31) from August 1974 to June 1977 and Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9) from March 1979 to May 1981.
Captain Nute’s command assignments include Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Facility, Guam from July 1978 to October 1979; Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9) from May 1980 to May 1981; and Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet (CTF-72)/Commander Patrol Wing ONE (CPW-1) in Kamiseya, Japan from June 1986 to June 1988.
His shore assignments include Land-Based Air Operations Officer, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT) from June 1981 to June 1984; Head, East Asia/Pacific Plans and Policy Branch (OP-6l2) from July 1985 to May 1986; Deputy Director, ASW Division (OP-7lB) from July 1988 to June 1990; Deputy Commander, ASW Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMASWFORPAC) from June 1990 to May 1992; and Director, Naval Command College (NCC) from June 1992 to July 1994 at the Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, RI.
Following his July 1994 retirement from the navy, Captain Nute worked at his alma mater, Valley Forge Military Academy and College, as Director of Alumni Affairs from August 1994 to December 2001. In January 2002 Captain Nute and his wife, Barbara, moved to Gainesville, Florida to enjoy being fully retired grandparents and volunteer workers in their community and church. They have a son, a daughter and six grandchildren.
Upon learning a need for Flight Instructors at the local FBO (KGNV), Captain Nute responded and began training to become a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Following a nearly nineteen-year absence from flying since his last navy flight duty in June 1988 Captain Nute earned his CFI (initial) certificate in November 2007. He subsequently earned his CFII and MEI certificates exercising the privilege to pass on the adventure of aviation to the next generation. A FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) Captain Nute has amassed nearly 7000 accident free flight hours over the past sixty-two years and continues his flying career as a Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot and Multi-engine Pilot Flight Instructor.
A charter member of the Maritime Patrol Association (MPA) Captain Nute is a Life Member of the Association of Naval Aviation (ANA); Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); and Navy League of the United States. He is Past President of the Gainesville (Florida) Chapter, MOAA and remains an active Board of Directors member.
CAPT Tom Spink, USN (Ret)
Captain G. Thomas Spink, Jr. is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Rockhurst High School and Kansas University. He received his commission from Officer Candidate School in 1969 and received his Naval Flight Officer Wings of Gold in February of 1970.
Following FRS at Pax River he volunteered to report to VP-46 at Moffett Field. CA. He served as the Navigation Officer, Tactical Analysis Board Officer, and NFO NATOPS Officer and qualified as Tactical Coordinator (TACCO). He deployed to MCAS, Iwakuni, Japan twice and flew ASW and reconnaissance patrols in the Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, South China Sea, and the Indian Ocean. In addition, he flew Market Time patrols off the coast of Vietnam, searching for gun runners from the North.
LT Spink was next assigned to VP-31 as an FRS instructor. He later was assigned as the COMNAVAIRPAC P-3B NFO NATOPS Evaluator.
He left active duty in 1977 and affiliated with the Naval Air Reserve at Moffett Field in Patrol Squadron NINETY-ONE (VP-91). He held numerous staff jobs and became the Commanding Officer in 1986. He has 4,850 total flight hours. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal and Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was recalled to active duty after the first Gulf War to support 1300 returning reservists in the Northern California area.
He has a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. His civilian companies include Singer-Link, Watkins Johnson, Precision Echo, SEMCO, and Lockheed Martin. He is the C.O. of the San Francisco Bay Area Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation (ANA), also is the Western Region Wing Commander for ANA. He is a Plank Holder in the Maritime Patrol Association and at the 2015 Symposium made a Heritage Presentation on the commemoration at Moffett for two VP-50 crews lost simultaneously in 1991. This memorial was supported by the entire MPA leadership and reported in the 2017, issue 4 of the MPA Planeside newsletter. Subsequently he started an MPA Chapter at Moffett Field and hosted a VP-4 crew that flew their P-8 Poseidon in the 2017 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show. In 2018, VP-30 will send a P-3 and a P-8 for the Air Show, performing similar maneuvers as their Air Show at the NAS Jacksonville last summer. The Moffett Chapter will again host these aircrews.
He has served on the Board of Directors for the Moffett Field Historical Society and Museum for more than a decade. He is the publisher of their newsletter, the Sparrowhawk. He is also the Moffett Wing Commander for VP International, and a member of the Wings of Gold Society for the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.
He and wife Andrea live in Sunnyvale, CA and Truckee, CA.
Tom Spink continues to be an enthusiastic supporter of naval aviation. Few retirees show the dedication and active work that he does for the many activities cited above. His connection with the various aviation organizations on the West Coast make him an ideal candidate for the MPA Board of Directors. He will be instrumental in efforts to expand our activities on BOTH coasts, recognition for MPA at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, FL, as well as a strong advocate for the Reserve legacy in Maritime Patrol.
CAPT Mike Groody, USN (Ret)
Mike Groody has strong strategic planning, capability portfolio management, operational execution, and human resources skills in support of NAVY major programs. Over 35 years of results-oriented leadership and management experience in all facets of Department of Defense Joint and Naval warfare operations, intelligence and sensor technology integration and implementation. Excellent communication skills with proven record of leading change effecting process improvements across multiple organizational levels. Developed specific metrics with a consistent focus on quality product output and efficient resource input which improved mission completion rates by 150% despite a reduction in resources. Conducted deliberate planning on strategic tasks, plans and policies for the Director of Naval Intelligence. Results were adopted in U.S. Navy Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) strategic statements and Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) along with numerous intelligence policy documents. Collaborated with senior Government leaders to develop ISR value assessments. Hands on experience in over 14 budget development and legislative budget review cycles. Planned and executed a vision of keeping pace with the latest technological advancements available to integrate in operational programs. Uniquely qualified to transition ideas into reality from National Laboratory and industry efforts to achieve life-saving effects and accomplishing higher organizational mission goals. Extensive knowledge in bridging DoD systems engineering requirements, acquisition policies, and DoD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs with NAVY strategy and budget alignment.
2009-Present Maritime Advanced Sensors Consulting
Chief Operating Officer: Supporting Government with strategic alignment of programs of record modifications with U.S. Navy operational plans and vision. Primary work includes Maritime ISR&T Transition plan for transition of VQ and VPU capabilities to new MPR platforms as well as LSRS to AAS transition.
1997-2009 U.S. Navy (various commands)
Director, Navy Special Projects Office of the CNO (Intelligence)/ N 24: Director of a program leading the DoD on rapid insertion of cutting edge technology and sensor development in multi-intelligence domains. Managed a $100 million annual program that guided the U.S. Navy in optimization of the $3 billion annual Military Intelligence Program budget. Advisor to three-star Commander on special access programs and critical sensitive intelligence issues. Naval Intelligence lead for the Secretary of Defense Task Force ISR, ensuring Navy warfare integration efforts align with DoD capability portfolio direction. Provided vision and prioritization of DoD intelligence investment for the next fifteen years.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations/Plans for CTF 57/72: Directed all facets of a forward deployed air wing of nearly 1200 people and 25 aircraft with associated equipment worth more than $1.5 Billion. Managed the planning and execution of more than $50 Million in annually operational funds. Guided all facets of planning, organizing to ensure maximum operational productivity.
Commanding Officer Special Project squadron: Led 225 personnel with the most advanced technological ISR aircraft in Naval Aviation. In command of combat operations from the original response of the September 11th attacks in Afghanistan to the start of operations in Iraq. Squadron won the 2001 and 2002 Battle Efficiency Award (best Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Squadron).
Weapons Tactics Unit Officer in Charge VP-30: Established Fleet Training Unit for all P3 aviation squadrons, ensuring graduate training standardization across the fleet. Orchestrated efforts of over 100 instructors in training over 4500 students annually. Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community successfully achieved their operational vision years ahead of schedule based on these efforts.
CAPT Tim Tibbits, USN (Ret)
Tim Tibbits is the Executive Director of Business Development and Strategy and
the Engineering Division Head for Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)
where he is responsible for business development training and process
improvement, for developing new markets for CTC services and for managing
their engineering services enterprise.
Before joining CTC in 2008, he served for 26 ½ years in the United States
Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was assigned to the United States Strategic
Command as Washington Liaison Officer in the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He
was responsible for coordinating information and data exchange with various
military and federal government agencies throughout the National Capital Region
concerning strategic nuclear, full spectrum global strike, space and information
operations, operational space support, integrated missile defense, global C4ISR,
Combating WMD, and strategic planning. He also served two tours on the staff of
the Chief of Naval Operations where he developed requirements for the P-3 and
EP-3 aircraft as well as for their programmed replacement, the P-8 Multi-mission
Maritime Aircraft (MMA).
In addition, he commanded Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN and Patrol
Squadron FIVE (VP-5). Under his leadership, aircraft, crews and staff from Wing
TEN provided crucial support to Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI
FREEDOM, and the “Mad Foxes” of VP-5 operated successfully in
Bosnia/Herzegovina and Kosovo, the Caribbean, and spearheaded the introduction
of P-3C AIP aircraft into the North Atlantic sector.
Mr. Tibbits holds a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University, a Master’s
from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and was selected for a Senior
Executive Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. His military
decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit,
Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, Air Medal, Navy Commendation
medal with two gold stars, and various other personal and unit awards.
Glen Sharpe, USN (Ret)
Glen Sharpe has over 32 years of combined U.S. Navy and industry service in the undersea warfare domain. Currently, Glen is the Aviation Undersea Warfare Programs Business Development leader at Lockheed Martin C6ISR in Manassas, VA. For the last 22 years at Lockheed Martin, Glen has supported numerous NAVAIR PMA-290, PMA-264 and PMA-205 P-3 Orion and P-8A Poseidon domestic and international programs as a systems engineer, flight project specialist, and business development leader. These programs include the research, design and development of sonobuoy acoustic processor trainers, airborne acoustic processor hardware, operational operator-machine interface (OMI) software development, P-8A application-based architecture (ABA), multi-static sonobuoy development and production.
Additionally, Glen was elected and continues to chair the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Undersea Warfare Division (UWD) Aviation Technical Committee for over a decade. Prior to joining industry, Glen enlisted into the Navy in 1987 and served as an P-3C Orion Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) operator attached to VP-19 and VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, CA. Glen is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
A retired Naval Officer, Mr. Keane recently retired from the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory after a 22 career.
Master of Science, Operations Research, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, California, 1993
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia, 1980
4 August 1997 – 30 August 2019 – Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)
March 2007 – August 2019: JHU/APL, Force Projection Sector/Precision Strike Systems Branch
Responsible for the technical oversight and management of seven technical groups and approximately 330 technical professionals responsible for the development and testing of national and tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems and protocols; manned/unmanned aviation system development; airborne and ground electronic attack (EA) system development and testing current and future EA missions/systems; hypersonic and air-breathing weapon development for air-to-air, air-to-ground, and surface-to-surface precision strike missions; mission- and engagement-level modeling and simulation; as well as future combat system development for manned and unmanned aviation systems to include Minotaur. During his time as Branch Supervisor, Mr. Keane served on two Defense Science Board Task Forces dealing with the use of Operations Research to support the Intelligence Community and Intelligence Support to Counter Insurgency Operations. He was a standing member of the Intelligence Community’s Strategic Studies Group until its disbandment in 2016.
August 2001 - March 2007: JHU/APL, Aviation Systems Engineering Group
Mr. Keane led a Laboratory team in assisting NAVAIR and OPNAV in requirements analysis and systems engineering tasks to support Navy efforts to replace the P-3 Orion and EP-3 Aries aircraft in the 2007 timeframe. Additionally, he led a team of engineers to determine the requirements for the Triton Unmanned Air Vehicle as well as a team to define requirements for the Joint Army/Navy Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) System. In June 2002 he was appointed to the APL Principal Professional Staff and in February 2004 he was appointed Supervisor of the Aviation Systems Engineering Group, responsible for professional development of 65 technical professional staff.
August 1997 - August 2001: JHU/APL, Section Supervisor, Information Analysis Group
Mr. Keane was assigned as lead analyst of the Phase One Engineering Team (POET) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) team, Mr. Keane supported both the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) – the current Missile Defense Agency (MDA) - and the Joint National Test Facility (JNTF) in the development of future Command and Control Simulations (C2SIMs), primarily Wargame 2000. As a member of an affordability analysis team, he led a risk assessment of contractor-provided affordability initiatives, the results of which were included in the Joint Common Cost Model (JCCM), used in the F-35 source selection. He performed similar assessments for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)-sponsored advanced concepts technology demonstrations (ACTDs).
August 1995 - August 1997: Strategic Insight, Ltd., Alexandria, VA - Combat Systems Engineer
Mr. Keane was requested by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to serve as a member of the Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis (COEA) Study Team for the Navy's Surface Combatant of the 21st Century (SC-21) program – the current DDG-1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer. He was requested by the staff of the Commandant, United States Coast Guard to provide systems analysis and integration for both the Coastal Zone and Deep-Water mission analysis studies. Together, these studies were the equivalent of the Department of Defense and individual service visions for the Twenty-First century. Mr. Keane conducted a Combat System Assessment for the Arsenal Ship Concept Study for DARPA. He provided critical inputs to the development of both the Arsenal Ship Requirements Document and its Acquisition Plan and assisted in the Arsenal Ship Concept of Operations Study for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
October 1993 - August 1995: U.S. Navy, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C. -
Assistant Operations Officer
As the Assistant Operations Officer for NRL, Mr. Keane managed a $3.9 million annual budget for airborne research programs and the employment of five uniquely configured NP-3D aircraft. He oversaw developmental testing of advanced combat systems to support naval ships and aircraft. These advanced systems included Advanced Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR), Re-locatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR), infrared (IR) decoys, Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare Systems (AIEWS), APS-145 Airborne Early Warning Radar development, Ships Electronic Warfare Systems (SEWS) and the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC). Mr. Keane personally planned and initiated a $26.5 million modification to an existing NRL NP-3D airframe to support AEW and CEC RDT&E for PMA-231 and PEOTAD(C). His plans were approved and provided a one-of-a-kind Navy research asset for theater air defense and future AEW radar development and improvement.
June 1991 - September 1993: U.S. Navy, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, CA
Mr. Keane was selected to attend the Masters-level course of instruction in the Department of Operations Research. While at NPS, he initiated a statistical analysis to determine operational costs for Spruance-class destroyers and Perry-class frigates through the year 2005. He wrote an optimization model for Commander, Second Fleet to evacuate Norfolk Naval Station in the event of a hurricane. Additionally, he was requested to serve as a member of the Naval Postgraduate School Tactical Ballistic Missile Defense Symposium, developing search, detection and targeting procedures for defense against the future ballistic missile threat. His thesis was entitled “An Analysis of Multiple Sensor System Payloads for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.”
May 1989 - June 1991: U.S. Navy, Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group Eight (CCDG-8), Norfolk, VA - Combat Systems Officer for Command and Control
As the Staff Combat Systems Officer for Command and Control systems, Mr. Keane personally orchestrated the installation, testing and acceptance of the Flag Data Display System II (FDDS-II) subset of the Navy Tactical Command System Afloat (NTCS-A) in USS Saratoga. He assisted in deploying a Pioneer UAV detachment to USS Wisconsin, and developed and approved the Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (RSTA) plan for battle group reconnaissance assets. In addition to acting as Tactical Action Officer and Battle Watch Captain during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Mr. Keane was the principle advisor to Commander, Red Sea Battle Force for all maritime surveillance and Anti-Surface Warfare matters. He planned all operational mine fields for the Red Sea Battle Force and, as the Anti-Surface Warfare Commander (ASUWC), he developed the surveillance plan for both Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea units. He served as assistant strike planner throughout Desert Storm, planning numerous Tomahawk engagements during the first days of the conflict. Mr. Keane coordinated the surveillance efforts of organic and non-organic air and surface assets for a three-carrier battle force. He established the Force Over-the-Horizon Track Coordinator (FOTC) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the Navy's worldwide FOTC SOP. Designated a SURFLANT Chief Inspector for Navy Technical Proficiency Inspections (NTPIs), he conducted a zero-discrepancy, short-notice inspection of USS Normandy (CG-60), an Aegis cruiser.
February 1986 - February 1989: U.S. Navy, Commander, Patrol Wing Two (CPW-2), NAS Barbers Point, HI - Staff Officer
Mr. Keane reported to the staff of Commander, Patrol Wing Two at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he initially served as Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Officer and Analysis Division Officer. He developed search, detection and tracking procedures for MPA/S-3/HSL aircrews operating against Soviet submarines in the mid-Pacific. Subsequently serving as Assistant Training Officer and Wing Weapons Officer, he initiated and coordinated both live and exercise weapons firings for two VP air wings (totaling 11 squadrons), an HSL squadron, surface units assigned to COMNAVMIDPAC and submarines assigned to COMSUBPAC. Additionally, Mr. Keane conducted a highly successful Quality Assurance Service Test (QAST) of three B-57 weapons incorporating approved USCinCPAC Emergency Action Procedures. He was designated AIRPAC Chief Inspector for NTPIs and was responsible for CPW-2 squadrons completing 15 zero discrepancy Nuclear and Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspections and NAS Barbers Point's zero discrepancy Nuclear Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection (NWTPI) over a one-year period. Mr. Keane completed several detachments to Midway Island and Kwajalein Atoll in support of ASW contingency operations and JCS-tasked Pony Express Operations, including two as Officer - in - Charge. Throughout his three-year tour, as Beartrap Project Officer Mr. Keane coordinated all Beartrap activities and training for Patrol Wing 2 squadrons. Mr. Keane rounded out his tour at CPW-2 as Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC) Director and Current Operations Officer, managing over 150 officer and enlisted personnel. During this time, he initiated a major ASWOC hardware/software upgrade program that included advanced signals processing equipment, mainframe computer system and installation of the Officer-in-Tactical Command Information Exchange System (OTCIXS).
April 1982 - December 1985: U.S. Navy, Patrol Squadron Forty-Five (VP-45), NAS Jacksonville, FL -
Navigator/Communicator and Tactical Coordinator
As a Division Officer, Mr. Keane introduced and oversaw the aircrew tactical training program. He personally trained twelve aircrews in search and detection theory in preparation for an overseas deployment. During this timeframe, he made several deployments to the Mediterranean in support of expeditionary force operations off Beirut, ASW contingency surge operations to forward operating bases in the Atlantic, as well as several detachments to Central and South America in support of multi-national exercises and operations.
May 1980 - April 1982: U.S. Navy, Various - Student Naval Flight Officer
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS
Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
Mr. Keane was elected to the Board of Directors for MORS in June 2000. In 2006, he was elected President of the Society, serving as President from June 2007 through June 2008. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of the Society and, in 2014, received the Wanner Award, the Society’s highest award for professional achievement. In 2016, Mr. Keane was honored by MORS to be highlighted in the Society’s MOR Journal Oral History Project dealing with operations research applications to naval warfare (Military Operations Research, V21, N2).
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) Board of Governors
In 2016, Mr. Keane was appointed to the SMHEC Board of Governors by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. He served in that role until March 2019 when the SMHEC was subsumed by the University System of Maryland (USM).
In October 2012, Mr. Keane was elected Secretary of the VP-45 Association and will serve in that capacity until assuming the duties as President of the Association in October 2020.
VMI Maryland Alumni Chapter
Since 2016 Mr. Keane has served as the First Vice-President of the VMI Maryland Alumni Chapter.
MAJOR PATENTS & PUBLICATIONS
Intellectual Property Disclosure, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Cybyk, B.Z., Frey, T.F., Drewry, D.G. and Keane, J.F., "Urban Unmanned Air System (UAS) Design Tool," Intellectual Property Disclosure 2621-SPL, June 2008.
Numerous articles for the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Phalanx.
Keane, J.F, Kohri, K., Amann, D.W., Clark, D.L., “Air Force WALEX Applications,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 21, Number 2, April – June 2000.
Keane, J.F., Lutz, R.R., Myers, S.E., Coolahan, J.E., “An Architecture for Simulation Based Acquisition,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 21, Number 3, July – September 2000.
Myers, S.E., Pandolfini, P.P., Keane, J.F., Younossi, O., Roth, J.K., Clark, M.J., Lehman, D.A., Dechoretz, J.A., “Evaluating Affordability Initiatives,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 21, Number 3, July – September 2000.
Keane, J.F. and Easterling, C.A, “Maritime Patrol Aviation – 90 Years of Continuing Innovation,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 24, Number 3, July – September 2003.
Barton, J.D., Cybyk, B., Drewry, D.G., Frey, T.M., Funk, B.K., Hawthorne, R.C., Keane, J.F., “Use of a High-Fidelity UAS Simulation for Design, Testing, Training, and Mission Planning for Operation in Complex Environments,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, edited by James J. Cochran Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Keane, J.F. and Carr, S.A., “A Brief History of Early Unmanned Aircraft,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest, Volume 32, Number 3, July – September 2013.
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS
2014: Vance R. Wanner Memorial Award, Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
2010: Fellow, Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
2009: Outstanding Special Publication Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Paper 09-6049, Chicago, IL, August 2009. Unsteady Urban Airflows and Their Impact on Small Unmanned Air System Operations. Outstanding Special Publication Award for the Tech Digest for the same paper.
2007-2008: President, Military Operations Research Society (MORS)
Various military awards and decorations.
CAPT Lee Boyer, USN
CAPT Boyer is a native of Marion, Illinois, and a 1993 graduate of Norwich University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1996. He is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, earning a Master of Science in Strategic Management and earned a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
His operational assignments include service with the “Mad Foxes” of Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5); George Washington Battle Group/Commander Cruiser Destroyer Group TWO, where he served as the Flag Lieutenant; Department Head and Senior Pilot with the “Wizards” of Special Projects Patrol Squadron TWO (VPU-2); and Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of the “Old Buzzards” of Special Projects Patrol Squadron ONE (VPU-1).
His shore assignments include Advanced Strike Flight Instructor Pilot in the T-45 Goshawk with the “Golden Eagles” of Training Squadron TWENTY-TWO (VT-22); Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot at Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30); Horn of Africa/Maritime Branch Officer and Special Activities Division Chief in the Operations directorate (J-3) at United States Central Command; Special Actions Division Chief in the Deputy Director for Global Operations (J-39) on the Joint Staff; Deputy Commander for Navy Region Southwest Asia/CTF Shore Battle Space; and Officer-in-Charge United States Naval Forces Central Command Detachment at Isa Air Base, Bahrain.
CAPT Boyer reported in June 2017 as the Executive Officer for the Advanced Sensor Technologies Program Office.
His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal (four Strike/Flight awards), and various personal, unit and campaign decorations.
CAPT Dan Papp, USN
Air ASW Systems Program
CAPT Daniel Papp is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology. Following two years of enlisted Naval service, he received his commission through the Officer Candidate School and was designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in February 1998.
Operationally, he served in Patrol Squadron FORTY (VP-40) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, WA from 1998 to 2002, where he completed one SEVENTH Fleet and two FIFTH Fleet deployments and served as the Aviation and Armament Division Officer, NFO Training Officer, P-3C Mission Commander and Instructor NFO.
Following his first sea tour, he served with the P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron as the Weapons and Tactics Unit Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Subject (ISR) Matter Expert, AGM-84H (Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response) Fleet Introduction Team Lead and achieved designation as an Air Combat Training Continuum Level V Orion Weapons and Tactics Instructor.
In April 2004, he reported to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, where he served as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer and V-3 Division Officer. In October 2005, he reported to Naval Personnel Command, where he served as the Patrol Squadron (VP) Shore Detailer. During this tour, he deployed as an Individual Augmentee and flew as an Airborne ISR Systems Officer in support of a Joint Special Operations Taskforce. In June 2007, he reported to the United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, where he received his Master of Science degree in Military Operations and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I. In September 2008, he reported to Special Projects Patrol Squadron TWO (VPU-2), where he served as the Tactics Officer, Training Officer, Operations Officer and Detachment Officer-in-Charge. Additionally, he served as an Instructor Sensor Coordinator and Mission Commander.
In December 2010, he reported to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205), where he served as the P-8A Poseidon Assistant Program Manager (Training Systems) and successfully led the effort to stand up the P-8A Integrated Training Center at NAS Jacksonville, FL.
In September 2012, he departed NAVAIR for transition training in the P-8A Poseidon and in May 2014, assumed command of Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) where his WAR EAGLES successfully completed the first P-8A deployment and received the Captain Arnold Jay Isbell Trophy for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Excellence.
Following his command tour, he returned to NAVAIR to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft Program Office (PMA-290), where he served as the P-8A Current Development and Modification Team Lead.
In March 2016, he reported to the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-262), where he served as the MQ-4C Triton Integrated Product Team Lead, leading the team through Milestone C, Low-Rate Initial Production, first fleet aircraft delivery, Triton Multi-Intelligence Critical Design Review and preparations for Triton Early Operational Capability.
CAPT Papp reported to Air ASW Systems Program Office (PMA-264) as the Program Manager in July 2019.
He holds Level III Acquisition Certification in Program Management. Awards include, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal (10 Strike/Flight), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal and other Unit Awards.
CDR Rudy Jensen, USN
A native of Camas, Washington, Commander Jensen graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduation, he began primary jet training in the T-37 "Tweet" in Enid, OK.
Commander Jensen completed Advanced Multi-Engine Training in the T-44 and was designated a Naval Aviator, in 2002. Following Fleet Replacement Training, Commander Jensen joined the "Fighting Marlins" of Patrol Squadron FORTY based in Whidbey Island, Washington.
While assigned to the Fighting Marlins, Commander Jensen qualified as an Instructor Pilot and awarded the Commander Naval Air Forces CPRW-10 Junior Officer Leadership Award for 2005. Additionally, Commander Jensen was deployed to both FIFTH Fleet (Diego Garcia/Arabian Gulf) and SEVENTH Fleet (Kadena AB, Japan/Misawa AB, Japan/Clark AB, Philippines) in support of: OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM; OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM PHILIPPINES.
In March 2006, Commander Jensen reported for instructor duty at Patrol Squadron THIRTY, the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Fleet Replacement Squadron based in Jacksonville, Florida. At the "Pro's Nest" he served as the Weapons School Lead, P-8A Poseidon Fleet Introduction Team Weapons Tactics Instructor (WTI) Pilot, Instructor Under Training (IUT) Instructor Pilot and Pilot Training Officer. While Pilot Training Officer of the largest Squadron in Naval Aviation, he oversaw all production and re-currency training for over 200 Pilots.
As the first Weapons School Lead, Commander Jensen oversaw the Maritime Patrol Weapons School proposal for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, a milestone for the Maritime Patrol Community. While in this position, he spearheaded the first Electronic Training Jacket within the Naval Aviation Enterprise and was chosen by Commander Naval Air Forces to oversee its successful beta test.
Commander Jensen was awarded the 2008 Patrol Squadron Thirty "Man in the Arena" Leadership Award for Perseverance, Professional Contributions and Mentorship. Later that same year Commander Jensen was selected by Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group as the P-3 "Pilot of the Year" and subsequently nominated for Naval Aviation "Pilot of the Year." In December 2008, Commander Jensen graduated with a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business.
In February 2009, Commander Jensen reported aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73), homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. As the Operations Administration Officer, he qualified as Officer of the Deck (Underway) and Command Duty Officer (Underway). In April 2011, Commander Jensen was awarded the Command and Staff Diploma from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
In August 2011, Commander Jensen reported to Patrol Squadron FOUR SIX, based in Whidbey Island, Washington. He served as the Safety NATOPS Officer, Training Officer, Commander Task Group (CTG) Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. During his tour, the Squadron deployed to FIFTH FLEET (Isa AB, Bahrain/Al Udeid AB, Qatar) and earned the 2012 Commander Naval Air Forces Battle Efficiency "E" Award and Chief of Naval Operations Maintenance "M" and Safety "S" Awards.
In November 2013, Commander Jensen reported to the Pentagon to serve as Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98) on the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Staff. In September 2015, Commander Jensen began serving as a CNO Federal Executive Fellow assigned to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.
In May 2016 Commander Jensen returned to Whidbey Island, WA as Executive Officer of Patrol Squadron ONE. In May 2017 he became the “Screaming Eagles” Seventy Fourth Commanding Officer. While assigned to the “Fleet’s Finest” he deployed twice to Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Fleet in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Copper Dune.
In July 2019, Commander Jensen returned to the Pentagon to serve as Lead Aviation Budget Analyst in “The Bullpen” OPNAV N80. Currently Commander Jensen is assigned to “The Ranch” OPNAV N98, serving as the Maritime Branch Head and P-8A Requirements Officer.
Commander Jensen's personal awards include Two Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal (Strike/Flight Award), Six Navy Commendation Medals, Three Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit and campaign decorations. He is married to the former Misty King of Brush Prairie, WA. They have two children, Evelyn (12) and Davis (11).
CFO William Brown, USN
CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER WILLIAM M. BROWN, USN
Chief Warrant Officer Brown calls home Milton-Freewater, Oregon where he graduated Mcloughlin Union high school in June 1988.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy delayed entry program February 1988. Attended boot camp in Orlando, Florida July 1988 followed by Quartermaster school at Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida. In December 1988 reported to USS Beaufort in Sasebo, Japan followed by staff duty in 1990 with Commander Task Force Seven Two(CTF-72) in Kami-Seya, Japan. Upon completion of his staff tour, he changed his career path to Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator (AW).
In 1993 reported to Naval Aircrew Candidate School, AW “A” School, and VP-30 in the same year. In July 1994 reported to VP-1 “Screaming Eagles”, NAS Whidbey Island, WA where he qualified as a P-3 Sensor Station One Operator and earned his EAWS wings. In September 1998 affiliated with VP-69 where he was a Selective Reservist. In August 2010 returned to active duty with subsequent assignment to VP-69. Promoted to Senior Chief in June 2011 and transferred November 2011 to VP-46 deploying to FIFTHFLT. In May 2013 reported to NAVAIR 1.0/PMA 205, Patuxent River, MD as an acoustic SME for P-3 and P-8 trainer systems working with PMA290 P-8 acquisition team.
He commissioned to Chief Warrant Officer TWO on December 1, 2014. Attended the LDO/CWO Academy in Newport, RI January 2015 with follow on orders to CTF 57 Manama Bahrain. May 2016 assigned to MTOC TEN at NAS Whidbey Island until present.
While serving as a reservist his civilian careers included. From 2003-2007 government contractor, ITS Corporation as a Senior Systems Engineer and programmer. 2004-2010, he worked for the Department of Labor and Industries of Washington State as a Fraud Auditor and later as an IT consultant in Fraud Prevention and Compliance. He served on various agency taskforces developing statewide policy, desktop standardization, software acquisition and development. Additionally, he served two terms (4yrs) on the board of directors for Pacific Northwest License, Tax, and Fraud Association (PNLTFA).
He has a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from Washington State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with graduate certs in Human Resource and Executive Non-Profit Leadership. He is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 162, Khaki.
His decorations include the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards), Air Force Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign ribbons.
Warrant Brown is married to Michelle and has two children; Kyle and Kolby.