Jeffrey Griffin

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As Acting Chief Operating Officer, Jeff is responsible for high-quality, on-time, and on-budget execution of MDG programs consisting of a mix of research and development programs for DoD, NASA, and other U.S. government agencies.

Jeff is a career U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer with extensive Program Management experience in the military and private sector.  He served on numerous surface combatants throughout his career, including command of an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser.  He was an OPNAV N96 resource sponsor for multiple surface warfare programs, and worked extensively with the Fleet Commanders, Surface TYCOMs and the Surface Warfare Enterprise.  Jeff was also the lead action officer for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for strategic sealift capabilities and policy.  He guided four JCIDS capability-based assessments, transitioning them to successful acquisition programs of over $20B to mitigate gaps in sealift capabilities and advanced the Expeditionary Fast Transport (T-EPF) program by completing the definition of joint service capability requirements, leading to full JROC approval. Jeff’s final tour on active duty was as the 47th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, the Navy’s largest deployed fleet. 

After his long and fruitful military career, Griffin transitioned to the private sector in 2018 at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii as a Lead Associate.    He served as the project management lead for the business unit servicing the Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific G3 Exercises division and was a principal contributor to the Army’s transformation in support of the Joint Force and USINDOPACOM Operational Plans. 

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.