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An Assessment of Undersea Weapons Science and Technology
L. David Montague, an independent consultant, is retired president of the Missile Systems Division at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has a background in military weapon systems, particularly the guidance and control of submarine-launched weapons. In addition to his expertise in both tactical and strategic strike systems, his experience has focused on the requirements, development, and policy issues of defense systems to protect against weapons of mass destruction. Mr. Montague is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has served on numerous government and scientific advisory boards, including task forces for both the U.S. Army Science Board and the Defense Science Board. He is a former member of the Steering Task Group of the Navy's Directorate for Strategic Systems Programs.
Douglas R. Mook is director of Advanced Systems at Sanders. His background is in acoustic processing and sensor fusion. Trained in both electrical and ocean engineering, Dr. Mook is responsible for several key Department of Defense programs, including the U.S. Navy's Advanced Acoustics Communications Advanced Technology Demonstration, the U.S. Army' s Federated Laboratories digital battlefield programs for communications and sensors, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's unattended ground sensors programs. He is a member of the Navy's fleet ballistic missile submarine security review committee and has been a member of the Army Research Laboratory Restructuring Committee and the Army Digital Battlefield Definition Committee.
Richard F. Pittenger, retired from the Navy as a Rear Admiral and is currently associate director for marine operations at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Admiral Pittenger's background is in antisubmarine warfare and oceanography. During his naval career, he was oceanographer of the Navy and also director of the Antisubmarine Warfare Program. At WHOI, Admiral Pittenger oversees the operations of three large research ships, the WHOI research submarine, and remotely operated vehicles.
Daniel Savitsky is professor emeritus of ocean engineering and retired director of the Davidson Laboratory at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His background is in naval architecture, particularly in hydromechanics. Throughout his career, Dr. Savitsky has been a leader in research focused on hydrodynamics, as well as other ocean engineering concerns associated with naval architecture design. He is a fellow and honorary member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and a member of the American Society of Naval Engineers.