Chief of Naval Research

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Chief of Naval Research
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Seal of the Office of Naval Research
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Incumbent
Rear Admiral Matthew L. Klunder[1]

since November 2011
Department of the Navy
Reports to Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition)
Seat Arlington County, Virginia, US
Appointer The President
Constituting instrument 10 U.S.C. § 5022
Deputy Vice Chief of Naval Research
Website Office of Naval Research

The Chief of Naval Research is the senior military officer in charge of scientific research in the United States Navy. The Chief of Naval Research has a rank of Rear Admiral, and is in charge of the Office of Naval Research.[2]

The Chief of Naval Research has responsibility for basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development components of the Navy's research and development programs (the first three of the seven categories used in the Department of Defense research and development budget, often referred to as 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3, respectively), as well as the Navy's intellectual property policy. The Chief of Naval Research also coordinates with other research and development agencies within the Department of the Navy, such as the Naval Warfare Centers of the Naval Systems Commands.[2]

Other positions in the Office of Naval Research leadership include the Vice Chief of Naval Research (a one-star admiral), the Assistant Chief of Naval Research and Commanding Officer of ONR Global (both captains), and the Executive Director and Assistant Vice Chief of Naval Research (both civilians).[3] The Chief of Naval Research reports directly to the civilian Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), and is thus not organizationally subordinate to the Chief of Naval Operations, the senior military officer in the entire Navy.[4][5][6]

History[edit]

The predecessor to the Office of Naval Research was the Office of the Coordinator of Research and Development, an institution within the Navy during World War II meant to coordinate between the military-wide Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), Navy materiel bureaus, and civilian research organizations. The organization was formed in 1941 and was nicknamed the "Bird Dogs" due to their skill at finding and solving interorganizational problems. Jerome Clarke Hunsaker was its first interim chief, followed by Rear Admiral Julius A. Furer. OSRD was disbanded after the war, and the Office of the Coordinator of Research and Development was incorporated into the new Navy Office of Research and Inventions, headed by Harold Bowen, which became the Office of Naval Research in 1945.[7]

List of Chiefs of Naval Research[edit]

Several former Chiefs of Naval Research photographed in 2005. Back: L. S. Kollmorgen, Brad Mooney, Dick Van Orden, Albert Baciocco, R. K. Geiger. Front: Paul Gaffney, Jay Cohen, William Miller.
Chief of Naval Research Nevin Carr with Bill Nye in 2011. Nye had just excitedly accepted an ONR pocket protector presented by Carr.[8]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "Rear Adm . Paul G. Gaffney II, U.S. Navy". U.S. Defense Acquisition University. p. 14. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "Rear Admiral Jay M. Cohen". U.S. Navy. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  25. ^ "Vice Admiral William E. Landay III". U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
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