Admiral Millard S. Firebaugh

Rear Admiral S. Millard Firebaugh, Ph.D., NAE

Glenn L. Institute Professor of Engineering and Professor of Practice, Department of Mechanical Engineering


RADM Firebaugh served in the US Navy as an engineering duty officer for 34 years. He was the initial program manager for the SEAWOLF Program serving in that capacity for eight years. Subsequently, he served for nearly four years as Deputy Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command for Design and Engineering and Chief Engineer. After his career in the Navy he was Vice-President, Innovation for General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp. During his time at Electric Boat he was Chairman of the Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program. He is now Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Practice at the University of Maryland, College Park and consults in defense and energy technology.¬†Admiral Firebaugh holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, a Naval Engineer degree, and an Sc.D. in Ocean Engineering, all from M.I.T. He received the American Society of Naval Engineers’ Gold Medal and the Saunders Award for Lifetime Achievement, the U.S. Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.