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Dale E. Baugh

Dale E. Baugh


Dr. Dale E. Baugh (RDML USN (ret)), is a recent PhD graduate in Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University, having previously completed the Executive MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as receiving certification as a U.S. Naval Engineer. He also holds a MS from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy.

From 2011-2021, Dr. Baugh served as a Manager at Newport News Shipbuilding and was responsible for developing aircraft carrier and life-cycle support programs for the CVN 78 Class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. Previously, from 2007–2011 he was a Vice President, Newport News Nuclear and was responsible for providing oversight to  Savannah River Site operations and for developing operational management approaches to nuclear waste processing in the Idaho desert. As Director of Navy Programs at Todd Pacific Shipyard in Seattle, WA from 2003-2007, Dr. Baugh was responsible for the operations of the 400-man, $50 million annual Navy contract program that supported the maintenance of two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and five combatant ships.

Dr. Baugh’s Naval career included serving as the Director of Fleet Maintenance for U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, VA from 2001-2003, Deputy Commander of Logistics, Maintenance, Depot Operations and Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. from 199-2001, Commander of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA from 1995-1999, and from 1972-1995, Dr. Baugh was a Navy Nuclear Program Engineer, operating and maintaining nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and cruisers and a Navy Engineering Duty Officer managing major repair, planning, and modernization projects.

In addition to serving on the SPSA Board of Directors, Dr. Baugh is a member of the Executive Board of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the USNA Alumni Association, the Navy League of US, and Surface Navy Association. He is also an Elder at Hope PCA, and plays bass and is the band leader for A ‘Bout Time Band.