From Left: John O’Malley, owner and publisher, Marine Technology Reporter; Rob Howard, VP Sales & Marketing; U.S. Navy CNO Admiral Gary Roughead; and Greg Trauthwein, Associate Publisher and Editor. The CNO was conferred “Seamaster 2011” at the OceanTech Expo in Newport, RI. (Photo: U.S. Navy)
On May 17 U.S. Navy CNO Admiral Gary Roughead was awarded the “Seamaster of 2011” award, an honor conferred by Marine Technology Reporter magazine at a special reception in the Admiral’s honor at the OceanTech Expo (www.oceantechexpo.com), held in Newport, Rhode Island.
In accepting the award, Admiral Roughead delivered a 30 minute speech, discussing the Navy’s future technological needs, specifically engaging the crowd of more than 200 in a discussion of subsea robotics capabilities and needs.
An exclusive interview with the CNO regarding the Navy’s increasing dependence on unmanned underwater systems is scheduled to appear in the June 2011 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News.