Paul D. Mann (SES)

Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division

Mr. Paul D. Mann was appointed to Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2010 and is currently Division Technical Director for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD). In this role, he oversees execution of the division’s technical capabilities, program planning, technical authority, workforce development, and strategic investments.

Prior to his role at NSWC PHD, Mr. Mann served as Acting Principal Deputy Director for the DoD Test Resource Management Center and led execution of statutory and regulatory responsibilities, including a Major Range and Test Facility Base capability assessment, strategic planning, congressional reports, Test and Evaluation (T&E) infrastructure investments and DoD T&E budget certification. He also completed a fouryear assignment at White Sands Missile Range as the Executive Technical Director leading all Joint T&E responsibilities.

During his first SES role, he supported the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics as the Assistant Deputy Director for Land Warfare Portfolio of Major Programs. Prior, he executed a 50-month tour as Joint Program Manager, leading procurement, fielding, and sustainment for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles Program at Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va. With budget growth during his tour from $900 million to more than $44 billion, MRAP became the highest priority acquisition program in the DoD, successfully delivering more than 27,000 vehicles to two theaters of operation.

Mr. Mann previously had successful tours at Naval Sea Systems Command as Division Director (SEA 61) for Warfare Systems Engineering and Architecture, and Division Director (SEA 62) for Force Readiness, Test, and Certification under the Warfare Systems Engineering Directorate (SEA 06). He led expansion of
the Navy Distributed Engineering Plant, and collaborated with weapon and ship program offices and fleet stakeholders to deliver readiness. As the Aegis Deputy Technical Director (PMS 400B1), Mr. Mann delivered air defense capability and managed missile integration in Aegis ships, including
projects in Foreign Military Sales.

His decorations include the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, a Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, the Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer Memorial Award for Acquisition Excellence, the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for JPO MRAP, two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards and multiple performance and excellence awards.

Mr. Mann earned his Bachelor of Science in mathematics, cum laude, from the University of La Verne and also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University in Washington, D.C.