Mr. Eric R. Gillespie began his service
as Division Deputy Technical Director (DDTD) for Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Division Keyport in October 2015. As DDTD,
Mr. Gillespie serves as the Navy Technical Expert in the Research, Development,
Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and life cycle sustainment of the Division’s
technical products. He also assists the
Division Technical Director in management and oversight of command mission: test
and evaluation, in-service engineering, maintenance and repair, fleet support
and industrial base support for undersea warfare systems, undersea weapon
systems, countermeasures and sonar systems.
Mr. Gillespie began his Federal Service
career in 1985 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance
Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton, Wash.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Gillespie was the Chief Engineer at
PSNS & IMF, accepting that appointment in May 2006. As Chief Engineer, he represented NAVESA 05
as the Warranted Local Technical Authority responsible for ship technical
specifications and repair procedures, and was the final certifying authority
for satisfactory completion of all non-nuclear work and testing prior to
delivering ships back to the fleet following maintenance, overhaul, and repair periods
in the Shipyard.
From 2003 until 2006, Mr. Gillespie was
the Mechanical Engineering Division Manager, where he managed and directed all
engineering, planning, and support efforts of his division in support of ship
maintenance and repair in Bremerton, WA, and at multiple ports around the
world. From 2001 to 2003 he was the Operations
Planning Manager where he improved the shipyard process for initial selection
and training of Project Team Leaders, and directed the planning, scheduling and
sequencing of maintenance, overhaul, and repair work on ships assigned to the
Shipyard. From 1989 to 2001 he rotated
through numerous assignments as a Project Engineer and Project Engineering
Planning Manager where he lead the Engineering and Planning support effort for numerous
major overhaul and maintenance periods on carriers and submarines.
his career, Mr. Gillespie has been the recipient of numerous awards for
Outstanding Performance, and Special Acts.
In 2008 he was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award for
his leadership role in extensive emergent repairs to USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN
73) following a major fire. Just prior
to his departure from PSNS & IMF to commence his new assignment at Keyport he
was awarded the Superior Service Award for his many successes and
accomplishments as Chief Engineer.
Mr. Gillespie earned his bachelor's of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University where he graduated in 1985. He is a licensed Professional Engineer since 1992.