Former Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley visited Fermilab on Tuesday, Feb. 20, as part of National Engineers Week.
Stackley toured ROC West, the Cryomodule Test Facility, bison barn, Industrial Center Building and LCLS-II cryomodules, the quantum labs, Muon g-2 and the NuMI hall. He also gave an address at an all-engineers meeting in Ramsey Auditorium and chatted with laboratory employees at a reception afterward.
Stackley is an engineer and former naval officer. He served as assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition from 2008 to 2017 and as the acting secretary of the Navy from January to August 2017. He is currently an advisor to the U.S. undersecretary of defense.
Previously, Stackley served as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He was the staff lead on the Seapower Subcommittee, responsible for overseeing Navy and Marine Corps programs, U.S. Transportation Command matters and Maritime Administration programs. He also advised on Navy and Marine Corps operations and maintenance, science and technology and acquisition policy. Stackley graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering.
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