Edwin A. Stewart (SES)

Division Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division

Mr. Stewart, a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) since 2012, serves as the 12th Division Technical Director at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division where he is responsible for providing research, development, test and evaluation, and In-Service support of Mine Countermeasure Systems, Naval Sea Mine Systems, Naval Special Warfare Systems, Amphibious & Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare Systems and support all other systems that occur primarily in coastal or littoral regions.

Mr. Stewart concurrently serves as the Deputy Warranting Officer (DWO) Littoral and Mine Warfare Systems Engineering (SEA05M) and oversees four Technical Warrant Holders in the areas of Landing Craft Air Cushion and Ship to Shore Connector; Mine Warfare Systems; Unmanned Surface Vehicle Systems; and Wet Combat Submersible Systems.

Mr. Stewart began his professional career with the Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station (SEABAT) in Norfolk, Virginia.  He supported today’s Fleet and the Fleet of tomorrow as an Electronics Engineer and Project Manager for multiple combat support systems.  He represented SEABAT as technical advisor and team member of the Warfare Center Implementation Management Group that worked the establishment of both the Naval Undersea Surface Warfare Centers in 1992.  He later joined the staff of NUWC HQs as Strategic Planning Officer.  He spearheaded the efforts to produce the Center’s first Strategic Plan and led them through two rounds of BRAC, which resulted in retention of technical assets vital to Undersea Warfare.

Following two years with NAVSEA, Washington as the BRAC PM, Mr. Stewart joined the staff of NSWC in 1997 and has held positions of increasing responsibility attaining the position of Deputy Technical Director in 2005. 

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 1994 from Old Dominion University.  In 2009, he became an MIT Fellow following completion of the Distinguished Seminar XXI Program. 

Mr. Stewart has received numerous awards, including the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 2010, and in 2011, he was promoted to Senior Scientific Technical Manager. 

Updated: 30 Aug 2018