Colin J. Dunlop

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Mr. Colin J. Dunlop is the Program Manager for the National Shipbuilding Research Program at Naval Sea Systems Command. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the NAVSEA enterprise involving research and development, design, acquisition, maintenance, and sustainment.

Colin Dunlop is a native of Rio Vista, California. In 2002 he received a commission and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a 2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate with a degree in Naval Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

He qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer while serving as Main Propulsion Officer on USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) from 2002 to 2004. In 2009, he deployed as an individual augmentee supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, managing facilities construction in Iraq for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

As an engineering duty officer (EDO), Colin has served across all surface ship design and shipbuilding phases. As Ship Concept Manager in NAVSEA 05D1, he led the technology review portion of the DDG 51 restart/Flight III design study. He served as the CVN 79 Design/Build Manager in Future Carrier Program Office (PMS 378) Program during the vessel’s advanced procurement phase. In 2012, he served as the C4I System Maintenance Officer onboard USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20) in Gaeta, Italy. He served at a public and a private shipyard at Navy Supervisors of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIPs). At SUPSHIP Bath, he led the DDG 51 restart team as the Aegis Test Officer. He also served as the Post Delivery Officer in the DDG 51 Program Office (PMS 400D).

He has industrial experience in the following roles as Surface Senior Business Development lead for General Dynamics Mission Systems and America Sales Director of General Electric Power Conversion.

Before his assignment as the NSRP PM, he was the Deputy Design Ship Manager for the MK8/MK11 Seal Delivery Vehicle as part of NAVSEA 05U1 supporting Naval Special Warfare (PMS 340). In this role, he was responsible for technical oversight for the continued sustainment of MK8 and production and certification for the MK11 program.