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Technical Directors switch places to foster collaboration

By Susan H. Lawson | NSWC PCD | July 25, 2019


Two Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Technical Directors have temporarily switched places to foster collaboration as a new approach towards innovation.

Ed Stewart (SES), NSWC Panama City Division technical director, and Dr. Brett Seidle (SES), NSWC Crane Division technical director, have swapped Warfare Centers to share their perspectives with different teams and provide a collaborative One Team Warfare Center approach towards leadership.

The two directors agreed to change places for one week. They are gathering information to collaborate on potential advances in strategic initiatives to expand our Navy’s capabilities and to gain a critical advantage over our adversaries.

This concept of trading places is new to the Warfare Centers, but Stewart believes it will bring about the One Team Warfare Center he envisions.

“I think we can do amazing things together and I am personally looking forward to working with the Crane team,” said Stewart.

After the swap is complete, the technical directors will meet to discuss their leadership experiences and cultivate ideas to strengthen Warfare Center collaboration.

“Opportunities like this give us a chance to identify best practices and strengthen teaming in the Warfare Center community,” said Seidle. “I’m excited about getting to know the Panama City team.”