Executive Director, Amphibious,
Auxiliary and Sealift Office, Program Executive Office, Ships
Updated: July 2012
Mr. Frederick J. (Jay) Stefany currently serves as the Executive Director, Amphibious, Auxiliary and Sealift Office, Program Executive Office, Ships. He provides executive leadership to 200 personnel and oversees one of the broadest acquisition portfolios in the Navy, including more than $30 billion in complex shipbuilding procurements. His responsibilities span four major program offices: the LPD 17 Program (PMS 317), the Amphibious Warfare Program (PMS 377), the Strategic and Theater Sealift Program (PMS 385), and the Auxiliary Ships / Small Boats and Crafts Program (PMS 325). Active major programs include the LHA 6, LPD 17, JHSV, MLP, T-AKE, LSD(X) and T-AO(X) ship classes, as well as Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), Landing Craft Utility (LCU), research ships, and service craft and boats.
Mr. Stefany entered the Senior Executive Service in March 2012, and has been in civil service for more than 27 years. He has served in a variety of key leadership positions throughout his career, including Program Manager and Deputy Program Manager for the LPD 17 Class Amphibious Transport Dock ship program (2004-2012), an $18B DoD Major Defense Acquisition Program. During his tenure, the first six ships of the San Antonio Class were delivered; and construction started on four additional hulls. He also assumed responsibilities for management of the initial concept work on a replacement for the Navy’s Command & Control Ships and later, the replacement for the LSD 41 and 49 class ships.
Previous assignments include Director of Naval and Commercial Construction (2002-2004), responsible for oversight of the Navy’s portfolio of Amphibious, Auxiliary and Special Mission ships and craft for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A); Assistant Program Manager in PMS 377 for LCAC (2000-2002) and for Amphibious Ship Combat / C4I Systems (1998-2000); and Project engineer for both the LHD 5-7 (1992-1998) and LHD 1-4 (1987-1991) ship acquisition programs as PMS 377 delivered LHD 1-6 and LSD 52 to the Fleet.
Mr. Stefany received his bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. in 1985, and his master’s of science degree in management from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla. (National Capital Campus) in 1998. He is also a 1996 graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, Advanced Program Management Course. During his distinguished federal service career, Mr. Stefany has received the Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Award and two Navy Civilian Superior Service Awards.