Mr. McClatchey is the Executive Director, Undersea Integration within Team Submarine, where he is responsible for acquisition, research and development, design, construction, and transition of submarines, ocean engineering assets, seabed and subsea warfare (SSW) systems, related infrastructure activities, and integration of unmanned systems (UxS) payloads. He develops opportunities for combined effects in undersea mission areas by guiding and integrating efforts across his research and development, acquisition, and international cooperation portfolios. Mr. McClatchey accepted this position in May 2019 and entered Senior Executive Service in 2015.
In his initial SES position, Mr. McClatchey served as Director, Advance Undersea Integration, NAVSEA SEA07D, leading more than 200 personnel and over $1 billion annually in acquisition, certification and lifecycle support of submarine, submersible, and advanced undersea systems.
Mr. McClatchey began his federal service career with the U.S. Navy in 1990 as a mechanical engineer in the Office of Naval Intelligence’s (ONI) Undersea Warfare Directorate. Selected as ONI’s inaugural professional development assignment candidate in 1995, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, earning his Master of Science degree along with a certificate in Total Ship Systems Eng. In 2000, Mr. McClatchey transitioned to a joint program office assignment where he led development and implementation of the office’s first strategic plan.
In April 2004, Mr. McClatchey transferred to the Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) in a field assignment to the SEAWOLF Program Office. From 2005-2008 he served in increasing system acquisition program management assignments from Project Engineer through Principal Acquisition Program Manager (PAPM) within NAVSEA’s Advanced Undersea Systems Program Office (PMS 394); across this period he oversaw the formulation, development, and production of multiple undersea research and development (R&D) capabilities. From 2009 through 2012 as PAPM for Submarine Escape and Rescue, Mr. McClatchey directed acquisition activities for the Navy’s Submarine Rescue Diving Program, where he spearheaded U.S. Navy efforts to promote and establish new, cooperative international submarine rescue agreements with multiple foreign navy partners. Prior to Executive Service selection, he served three years as Deputy Program Manager, PMS 394, directing the acquisition, certification and lifecycle support of more than $300 million annually in submarine, submersible and advanced undersea systems.
Mr. McClatchey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of Maryland and Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval
Postgraduate School. He is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community and is DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management. His awards include Navy Outstanding and Meritorious Civilian Service Awards; two Secretary of the Navy, Navy Unit Commendations; and two Department of the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations.