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Leadership

ONR Command Leadership

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Rear Adm. Lorin Selby

Rear Admiral Lorin C. Selby

Chief of Naval Research
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Brigadier General Kyle B. Ellison

Brigadier General Kyle B. Ellison

Vice Chief of Naval Research
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Dr. Douglas C. Blake, Head, Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department

Douglas C. Blake, Ph.D.

Executive Director (Acting)
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Capt. Neil Colston official portrait

Capt. Neil Colston

Assistant Chief of Naval Research
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Mr. Samuel Kirby, Assistant Vice Chief of Naval Research

Mr. Samuel Kirby

Assistant Vice Chief of Naval Research (Acting)

ONR Department Heads

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Dr. Michael A. Pollock official portrait

Michael A. Pollock, Ph.D.

Head, Information, Cyber and Spectrum Superiority Department
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Dr. Tom Drake

Tom Drake, Ph.D.

Head, Ocean Battlespace and Expeditionary Access Department
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Dr. Thomas C. Fu official portrait

Thomas C. Fu, Ph.D.

Head, Mission Capable, Persistent and Survivable Naval Platforms Department
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Dr. Patrick A. Mason official portrait

Dr. Patrick A. Mason

Head, Warfighter Performance Department
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Dr. Knox T. Millsaps official portrait

Knox T. Millsaps, Ph.D.

Head, Aviation, Force Projection and Integrated Defense Department (Acting)

ONR Global

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Capt. Matthew Farr

Capt. Matthew Farr

Commanding Officer, Office of Naval Research Global
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Capt. Andy “Big Tuna” Berner

Capt. Andy "Big Tuna" Berner

Executive Officer, Office of Naval Research Global
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Dr. Rhett W. Jefferies official portrait

Dr. Rhett W. Jefferies

Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global