Rear Admiral Millard S. Firebaugh US Navy (ret) was an engineering duty officer in the Navy for nearly 34 years. During his naval career he was the initial program manager for the acquisition of the SEAWOLF Class nuclear attack submarines serving in that capacity for eight years. Subsequently he was Deputy Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command for Design and Engineering and Chief Engineer. After his career in the Navy he was Vice-President, Innovation for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp. and later President and COO for SatCon Technology Corp. He is now Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland, College Park and consults in defense and energy technology. Clients include General Atomics, The Institute for Defense Analyses, and Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC.
Admiral Firebaugh holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, a Naval Engineer degree, and an Sc.D. in Ocean Engineering, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has received the American Society of Naval Engineers' Gold Medal, the U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He and his wife, Barbara, reside in Annapolis, MD. They have two children, Joshua and Samara, and four grandchildren.