Rear Admiral Tom Druggan, U.S. Navy (Ret.), served in the U.S. Navy for over 33 years with significant experience serving on board U.S. Navy destroyers, supporting senior leaders at Navy headquarters, and leading large technical and acquisition organizations to deliver critical integrated air & missile defense systems for the Department of Defense. RDML Druggan's last assignment was in the Missile Defense Agency as the program executive for Aegis BMD sea-based weapon systems and as commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), leading nearly 18,000 scientists and engineers. Before that, he served as major program manager for the Aegis Combat System in the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS 1.0). He earlier served on five destroyers, including as the commanding officer of USS O’Kane (DDG 77), conducting strike group operations and independent missions worldwide. Druggan earned a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis; an MS in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California; and an MS from the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School, formerly the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), in Washington, D.C.