Board of Directors- Jay Donnelly
Vice Adm. John “Jay” Donnelly (U.S. Navy, Ret.) is vice president of program integration and assessment for Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). Named to this position in May 2013, he is responsible for working with federal entities and chartered study groups, industry associations, academic institutions and think-tanks that are engaged in shaping future architectures and capabilities that will be realized in the “fleet after next” and other prospective markets. He also supports corporate consideration of Independent Research and Development (IRAD) priorities and other strategic initiatives.
Donnelly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 and served 35 years in the Navy. A submarine officer by training, his commanding officer assignments included USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709) and USS McKee (AS 41). Selected to flag rank in 2000, he served as Commander, Submarine Group SEVEN in Yokosuka, Japan. His final assignment was as Commander, Submarine Forces, responsible for establishing force-wide strategies on core submarine issues such as force structure, budgetary requirements and manpower. After retiring from the Navy, Donnelly served as vice president with the advanced technologies group of Oceaneering International, Inc.
Donnelly lives in Annapolis, Maryland with his wife of 39 years. They have three married children who each became naval officers following college. They are happily accumulating grandchildren.