BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 16, 2009 – Virginia Tech names Jon Greene as a program manager for the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS).
Greene will develop a framework of cooperation to facilitate and expand innovative research projects and activities devoted to our national defense. Greene will be a key player in managing existing technology relationships as part of the Virginia Tech ICTAS Center for Naval Systems (CNavS) and will have the additional responsibility of developing and managing interdisciplinary research programs with other partners as part of the CNavS.
Greene comes to Virginia Tech after concluding a 28-year career with the military, most recently as the commanding officer of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, Va., where he led a 350-person research and development organization focused on systems of systems integration, interoperability, and integrated training capabilities. This experience, combined with years of previous leadership roles in the military provide a well-versed background in the operations of all 12 of the Naval Sea System Command Warfare Centers, the Space and Naval Warfare System Centers, the Naval Air Warfare Centers, the Office of Naval Research, and the Joint Force Command.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jon Greene to ICTAS,” said Roop Mahajan, director of ICTAS. “We are confident that Jon will lead us in strengthening our relationships with defense-related organizations, providing a basis for expanded research activity and a collaborative culture through team leadership. “Jon’s connections with and understanding of defense-based installations will advance our perspective dramatically, providing invaluable exposure and dimension to our existing programs while offering a gateway for evaluating , accelerating and expanding promising technologies” adds Chris Cornelius, director of the Center for Naval Systems.
“I’m very excited about this position and the opportunities that are opened through accepting it at this point in my career. This seems to be a complimentary blend of my experience and knowledge with the vision of ICTAS, offering unbounded potential for growth and productivity. I’m looking forward to contributing to the development of interdisciplinary faculty groups responsive to research needs supporting our nation’s defense,” Greene said.
Greene earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs from the Navy Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science in political science from the United States Naval Academy. He has served as a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the U.S. Naval Institute, the National Defense Industry Association, and the Hampton Roads Technology Council.