National Officers

ADM Arleigh Burke, USN (Ret): Honorary Chairman 1987-1996

ADM J.R. Hogg, USN (Ret): Chairman of the Board

VADM Barry McCullough, USN (Ret): President
Bernard “Barry” McCullough was named vice president of Business Strategy for Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2) business in November 2011.  In this capacity, Mr. McCullough is responsible for working across the MS2 enterprise to analyze the business’ strengths and opportunities. He will utilize this information to develop MS2’s overall organic and inorganic growth strategies.

Mr. McCullough joined MS2 after serving more than 36 years in the U.S. Navy where he rose to the rank of Vice Admiral before retiring in October 2011. Most recently, he served as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/Commander, U.S. 10th Fleet, where he oversaw the creation of the command and the development of Navy cyber capability from a supporting role to a supported operational domain. He served in many positions of increasing responsibility, including Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities (OPNAV N8) and Director of Surface Warfare (OPNAV N86)

He had numerous commands at sea, including an Aegis cruiser and two carrier strike groups.  He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s of science degree in naval architecture and received a master’s of science degree in strategic resource management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at National Defense University.

VADM Timothy LaFleur, USN (Ret): Vice President - West Coast
Vice Admiral LaFleur has been with Booz Allen Hamilton since 2005.  Vice Admiral LaFleur spent almost 35 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Vice Admiral in March 2005.  During his time in the U.S. Navy he served as the community leader for the Surface Navy for nearly 4 years.  While ensuring the current readiness of the Surface Navy, he was also charting its future course through transformational efforts aimed at enhancing the ability of the force to fight and win.  He also served concurrently as the Pacific Fleet Surface Force Type Commander.  In that capacity, he provided properly manned, trained, equipped, and combat-ready warships and special combat support forces to operational commanders throughout the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf areas of operation. Vice Admiral LaFleur received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1970 and his M.S. in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1981.

VADM Hank Giffin, USN (Ret): Vice President - East Coast
CAPT Jim Tackett, USN (Ret): Treasurer
Captain Tackett received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina and was commissioned via the University’s ROTC program in 1971. His initial tour of duty was onboard USS GALLUP (PG-85) followed by tours in STERRETT, WADDELL, DESRON –15, DEYO and as Commanding Officer of USS FAHRION. He received his Masters Degree in Finance from the Naval Post Graduate School in 1981.

Captain Tackett has twice served on the OPNAV Staff, first within the Surface Warfare Office for Plans and Budget and following his command at sea tour, as Director of Ship Self Defense. He has served in 2 significant shore assignments in NAVSEA, first as the Deputy Program Manager for Cooperative Engagement (CEC) followed by assignment as Program Management for the NATO SeaSparrow Program.  

Since retirement in 1999, Captain Tackett has been a senior manager for BAE Systems serving on the staff of the Italian Ministry of Defense in Rome, Italy and currently as Director of Technical Operations for the Surface Warfare Directorate. 

Captain Tackett resides in Rockville, Md and is a lifetime member of SNA.

CAPT David Lee, USN (Ret): Secretary


 BOD terms end at the SNA National Symposium on the year listed.

VADM Ronald Route, USN (Ret) – Immediate Past President 

January 2018 Ms. Angela Bonner
LCDR Kevin Louis, USN
CAPT Cathal O'Connor, USN
CDR Walter Parker III, USN
VADM Carol Pottenger, USN (Ret)
PSCS Brian Robinson, USN
LCDR Jeffrey Servello, USN
January 2019 CDR Brad Donnelly, USN
RDML Tom Druggan, USN
CAPT Matt Gimple, USCG
LCDR Katie Jacobson, USN
LCDR Alexa Forsyth Jenkins, USN
VADM William Landay, USN (Ret)
FORCM Jim Monroe, USN (Ret)
CAPT Stephen Murray, USN
CAPT Bob Wells, USN (Ret)
January 2020 Mr. Christopher Bova
CMDCM David Carter, USN
RADM Sinclair Harris, USN (Ret)
FC2 Chris Heaps, USN
LCDR Monica Iannacone, USNR
CDR Riley Murdock, USN
MKC Heath Reid, USCG
LCDR Douglas Robb, USN
RDML Cynthia Thebaud, USN (Ret)
LT Arthur Zepf, USN



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