Sean J. Stackley became Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition in July 2008. As the Navy’s acquisition executive, Mr. Stackley is responsible for the research, development and acquisition of Navy and Marine Corps platforms and warfare systems which includes oversight of more than 100,000 people and an annual budget in excess of $50 billion.
Early Career 
Prior to his appointment to ASN (RDA), Mr. Stackley served as a professional staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services. During his tenure with the Committee, he was responsible for overseeing Navy and Marine Corps programs, U.S. Transportation Command matters and related policy for the Seapower Subcommittee. He also advised on Navy and Marine Corps operations & maintenance, science & technology and acquisition policy.
Mr. Stackley was commissioned and graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He holds the degrees of Ocean Engineer and Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Stackley earned certification as professional engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, in 1994.
Contributions as ASN 
On May 6, 2009, Stackley said at a Sea-Air-Space Exposition luncheon that the Navy would stress continuity and affordability in acquisition.
Personal Life 
Mr. Stackley is the husband of Teresa Stackley and father of four kids; three daughters (Erin, Tess, and Maura Stackley), and a son (Scott Stackley).
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