February 6, 2018

Submarine Matters helping Australia's defence.

Australia's Department of Defence appears to have taken note of Submarine Matters' article titled "Australian Submarine Expert, Senator Patrick, Forgets US Admiral Johnson" of 17 January 2018 at http://gentleseas.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/australian-submarine-expert-senator.html   
where Submarine Matters says in part:

"Perhaps the closest thing to THE [Australian Future Submarine] Program Manager is US Navy Rear Admiral (retired) Stephen E. Johnson... . He is General Manager Submarines in the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Australian Department of Defence. Johnson worked for 3 years in the management team of US Virginia class submarine program (from 1992-1995) and 6 years on the Seawolf class submarine program (1998-2003). See Johnson’s longer bio here  ."

This is indicated 5 days later in Australia's Department of Defence statement  https://news.defence.gov.au/media/on-the-record/future-submarine-program-statement of 22 January 2018, which says, in part:

"The team assembled to manage the Future Submarine Project is led by Mr Stephen Johnson, General Manager Submarines, who is a highly accomplished program manager.

Mr Johnson served as the Director of the Strategic Systems Program and had a major role in the design of the United States Virginia Class, as well as serving as Program Manager for the Seawolf Class. These are the most complex and advanced submarines available.

Mr Johnson’s biography can be found on the Defence website at this link: http://www.defence.gov.au/casg/multimedia/stephen_e._johnson_bio_accessible-9-7221.pdf ."

Submarine Matters feels privileged to help Australia's defence in small ways like this.



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