Commander Sean Ferguson has made a significant contribution to the national defense in design, development, and operational employment of military systems. He is a system engineer and senior technical manager for a major defense contractor. He supports design and development efforts for major ship and weapon system programs, and for command, control, communications and intelligence systems. He manages a group of operations research analysts and mathematicians providing analytic support of engineering design efforts. Commander Ferguson is a Technical Fellow, competitively selected to provide technical leadership across the corporation, identifying and evaluating new technologies; aiding in technology transfer; contributing to thought leadership in broader technical and customer communities through papers, presentations, and publications. His industry experience was preceded by service in U.S. Navy cruisers, destroyers, frigates, and forward deployed afloat staffs, including combat operations in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, of George Washington University, and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.